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  1. Mentally ill
    Family education has been shown to be effective in reducing re hospitalization rates in many mental disorders, but this does not mean these people need a guardian. They just need family members who...
    5:08 am
    Forum: Patient Education
  2. role of CNL?
    Clinical nurse leader. I have no clue what they do tho never worked with one in psych.
    Sep 20
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  3. Scenario - input, please!
    Honestly I don't see what the patients mental health had to do with this scenario. I think examining one's feelings about patients with mental health histories may be in order. Patients who are in...
    Aug 31
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. Has anybody done Telepsych?
    I was going to ask this same question. Here in arkansas it just recently changed to where APRNs can bill for all psych services provided by telepsych to medicaid.
    Aug 28
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. Prospective nursing student
    Just walking away now. But will add my nursing school class of 62 lowest GPA was 3.6.
    Aug 27
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  6. Did I take the bait (for profit school)?
    Going the cc route to even just get your RN is going to help you maximize your GI bill. You are better off staying away from places where you even have a doubt in your mind. I am a recently graduated...
    Aug 27
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  7. PRN times in psych
    The facility I worked at outlined the dosing schedule for orders like this in our policies. TID dosing for an adult unit of patients was 8,2,8. If the doc wanted it q8hrs then he ordered it that way....
    Aug 24
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. NP Salary
    Starting RN salary: 2009 18.50 ending salary was 21.50 I quit last April to finish my MNSc. I graduated in May as a PMHNP I just turned down an offer for 75k. Lowest starting salary for my class...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. First job - HIV unit
    At least you know they are HIV + you will encounter many patients who do not know their HIV status. Use your precautions like you are supposed to and you will be fine. I have never seen someone...
    Aug 3
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  10. Reasonable new grad NP offer????
    Not enough ceu reimbursement either. Most places offer 2000-2500 and paid time off for them that does not count as your pto time
    Aug 1
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  11. Why did you become a Nurse Practitioner?
    When my twins were born they were preemies who did well and left the hospital pretty quick. Quick is not always better so we spent a lot of time seeing the PNP at their clinic. She was the one that...
    Aug 1
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  12. Rolling tote
    I had that tote for nursing school also. Now I use it like luggage for the lake or short trips. So yep it is durable considering I bought mine in 2007.
    Jul 31
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Questions for Psych NPs
    Should be 2013. Lol
    Jun 27
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  14. Questions for Psych NPs
    I graduated in 2009 and worked as a psych RN until 2003 when I had to quit to focus on my PMHNP program. I just graduated and I feel I was leaps ahead of the people with no psych experience.
    Jun 27
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  15. PMHNP
    I am studying for family PMHNP and don't feel like I am doing a very good job at it.
    Jun 27
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  16. Mom jailed for refusing to feed her infant proper formula
    She could have discussed the issue at the hospital instead of avoiding getting the baby rehydrated. Obviously the doc thought the baby was bad enough to send to the hospital. Maybe she didn't discuss...
    Jun 27
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. Frustrated with the Admission Process
    Wow. I don't see how that makes a program strong. Basically letting anyone sit around and build enough points to get in. It says just be patient and you too shall get in. Not that you have to work...
    Jun 16
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. please help me..im confused.
    Like someone else said make sure the nursing program will take your college algebra mine would not take anything older than 5 years.
    Jun 11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. Nurses with lupus
    Working on getting diagnosed been sick for 5 years. It started hard core my senior semester of my adn program have actually been minimally ill since 2004. I decided to become a NP so I could have...
    May 31
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  20. Grammar Police
    It all depends on who I am talking to via text what I use. If I am talking to my sister abbreviations are fine. Coworkers and the psychiatrist I work for I type everything out. Of course he will use...
    May 29
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  21. Vent:  suspended for not charting on time
    I think the punishment is a bit over the top, however the attitude of the original poster placing blame on the other nurse is annoying. You didn't chart the med the other nurse thought she was doing...
    May 29
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  22. Give me advanced patho advice!
    Access the online material for the book. I don't remember what book we used but it have me a lot of good info and the practice questions were very similar to what were on our tests so it helped me...
    May 26
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  23. Thoughts/Advice please
    What classes do you have your first semester? That is what I would base my decision on. My first semester in my MSN program were research and theory in nursing two pretty easy classes you could do...
    May 26
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  24. About to start clinicals...stressed about knowledge base
    As my preceptor told me you won't even know everything when you graduate...that is why they call it practice. Best words of wisdom I ever had. Go in with a good attitude and a desire to learn and you...
    May 26
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  25. My one big issue
    They have even found a way to make truck drivers take 30 minute breaks so companies do not mistreat them surely we can figure out how to let nurses take them also. At a place I used to work they...
    May 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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