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  1. Psychiatric Emergency Response Policy
    Hello everyone, My hospital had a policy in place where security officers would respond to an emergency behavioral crisis if the staff needed assistance. However, now we use something called a...
    Aug 7
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. Psychiatric Emergency! Fumbling Syringes?
    Hello all! I work on a high-acuity psych unit. I deal with psychiatric emergencies on a near daily basis (fights, physical assaults, threats, destruction of property, etc). Emergency STAT IMs are...
    May 17
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. Pharmacists giving injections!?!
    This. When you look at it from this point of view, it does take something away from nursing. It's a scope of practice issue. While pharmacists are indeed qualified, you're taking a skill widely used...
    Sep 20, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. Need help finding resources. Anyone?
    So I started off doing well in WGU (RN to MSN), and then came the Advanced Professional Roles course. The problem I am having with this course is finding the appropriate resources to study. The...
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  5. NP Scope of Practice
    So I'm reading an article for a class I'm taking (RN to BSN) and I came across an interesting viewpoint. It stated that in an online survey of 100 physicians, 80% believed expansion of NP roles would...
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. Antagonizing patients--just a vent
    This!! I'm finding that a lot of the individuals who work at my facility do so because they love having authority over patients. They tell their control-freak friends about the job and help them to...
    Jun 19, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. Antagonizing patients--just a vent
    I've been experiencing problems like this at my facility as well. I've tried reporting situations like this to management, but I've been told to look the other way. Here is how my superiors put it......
    Jun 19, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. oxygen sTaturations
    I see that all the time lol.
    Jan 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Waitlisted to Start WGU's RN to BSN
    Just want to digress for a moment. Itsnowornever did they evaluate your transcripts already? If so, how long did it take?
    Jan 25, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  10. oxygen sTaturations
    Lozenger instead of lozenge.
    Jan 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Waitlisted to Start WGU's RN to BSN
    I was told about this enrollment cap today by my enrollment counselor. Plan to start April but haven't done the intake interview yet (plan to do that Monday). I'm hoping they won't meet their cap for...
    Jan 25, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  12. Will going from ADN straight to MSN allow me to still work as a floor nurse?
    I understand that a MSN in nursing usually comes with options in management or education. Although most RN to MSN programs also includes a BSN curriculum, they don't all award a BSN along with a MSN....
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  13. Acute Psych Unit
    So, I work on an acute psych unit. I reeeeally need to vent lol; not because the unit is too challenging or the patients are hard to deal with. It's because the techs are hard to deal with...
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  14. LTC is making me hate nursing!!!
    Hey all, I have my 6+ months of experience and work has gotten better in the sense of getting to know the residents; residents who wouldn't take a single med now trust me and no encouragement is...
    Feb 27, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Resume: put down facility or agency??
    So a lot of people are telling me a whole bunch of mixed information. I work at a nursing home that largely hires agency nurses (me being one of them). I have a full-time schedule, and I'm a regular...
    Nov 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. LTC is making me hate nursing!!!
    I'm a new grad charge nurse in a LTC facility. I've been there for almost 2 months and I'm at the point where I'm literally scared to go to work. At first I floated, and that was ok, but I just...
    Sep 26, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Do any LTC in nyc offer 12 hr shifts??
    working 3 to 11 shift for five days (plus being called in to work my days off) are too much for me. I feel like I have no life whatsoever. I prefer to work in LTC and I tried researching but found...
    Sep 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. New Grad RN's working in Nursing Homes. What's your experience?
    I've been working for 1 month as a charge nurse and I float on all floors. LTC is challenging because you reeeeeally have to manage your time. I can't stress that enough. time management is extremely...
    Sep 10, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. So, I have to be a bad nurse to be a good nurse?
    I'm a new grad in LTC. I have 40 residents and I have to do EVERYTHING within my 8 hour shift. At first I tried to tell myself "It's ok if I take my time passing meds" and "It's alright if I stay...
    Aug 27, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Med pass in LTC
    Absolutely correct. I have 40 residents to give meds to and from day 1 I've been trying to come up with a system to quicken my med pass safely. There's just no way around it. I found that if I rush,...
    Aug 22, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Would YOU accept this position?
    I'm a new grad as well. I'm charge nurse on the floor with 3 CNAs and 40 residents. I have to do all med passes, wound care, documentation, etc. I'm still fairly new, but the more you do it, the more...
    Aug 14, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. (LTC/Rehab)  Under what circumstances would you resign?
    Supervise LPNs?? I wish I had the help. At my facility there's only ONE nurse on the floor (not including the supervisors). One nurse passing meds, doing paperwork, wound care, paperwork, supervising...
    Aug 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. New RN in LTC...is that a good idea?
    Its doable. You have to find a system that works for you. 7 days isn't even enough time to get to know the residents. Once you know the residents and get used to their meds and all the paperwork then...
    Aug 6, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. New Grad - no taxes taken from pay
    Thanks everyone for all the helpful information and advice :). I'll contact my state's IRS and seek out an accountant; I'll make quarterly payments. Also to the poster who said that new grads...
    Aug 6, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. New Grad - no taxes taken from pay
    I know. I got scared when he said "I don't know" too. He did mention that I will get a 1099 form at the end of the year, but I'm not quite sure what that is. I signed a W-4 form with the LTC...
    Aug 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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