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  1. Whats your best nursing ghost story?
    As a long time psych nurse I can say this happens. We admit kids as young as 5 some of whom have already attempted suicide:( Glad this worked out the way it did.
    Oct 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. UHS - Universal Health Services RN nursing working conditions
    I did some research on UHS facilities a few years ago and their restraint deaths/injuries to patients were alarming. Maybe that's changed but I remember being shocked.
    Oct 28
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. Career Frustrated
    I've been a psych nurse for almost 17 years and started with a BA in Psychology. Truth be told, while I graduated cum laude from a strong university, I didn't get into the 3 grad schools to which I...
    Oct 28
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. Did I shoot myself in the foot by disclosing?
    This just seems so unfair and discriminatory to me. Shall we start asking nurses, "hey are you diabetic?" and then expect them to produce a letter from their GP showing diet and insulin compliance?...
    Oct 28
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  5. Med pass practice
    Wow. I didn't know this was even in practice. We are constantly interrupted during med passes, even to admit patients who have arrived. Granted, we may only have from 4-10 meds per patient but it is...
    Oct 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Does Psych translate to public health?
    I worked psych as a new grad, went to public health and am now back in psych. I think you will be fine. Best wishes.
    Aug 25
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. Psych nursing v. 1 to 1 observation with a psych patient
    Sure there are times that a patient might get under my skin but that's when I remind myself the person in most, though not all, cases is ill. In the situation you described I would have asked to...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. Just Finished Orientation - Miserable :(
    I think you know what to do. I hear you saying your present job isn't for you, you just want to be happy and your first love is public health nursing (mine too!). Go for the interview and follow what...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  9. Can a Nurse Punch a Patient in Self-Defense?
    At my psych facility we are not able to use ANY technique not taught to us (it's a non CPI course - with little focus on self protection). We are only allowed to block punches and move away. If they...
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What are your thoughts about care management vs hospital?
    I assume as per diem you don't have health insurance? For me, I would want that in place before becoming pregnant. Unless you think you'd hate case management, it sounds like a good move. Good luck...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. HELP!
    Love NC...mountains nearby and beach too. Weather offers a little bit of everything. Great state to raise a family. New nurse residencies are still offered. Good luck!
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. NY Med (TV Show)
    I like it and always watch however am bothered by the lack of professional dress code by some of the ED nurses. Long hair, long, painted nails, non scrub attire. Maybe it's just me but I think it...
    Jul 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Afraid of starting nursing Pre reqs
    You can do this! Take a deep breath and go for it. Remember, your fellow classmates will feel nervous and lost too. Your feelings are normal but don't let them stop you if nursing is your dream. As...
    Jul 14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. Whats your best nursing ghost story?
    CrystalMarieisme...this is not a ghost story but just a response to your post. I am so terribly sorry for your loss. My sister had SJS and received horrible care (ironically at the hospital I...
    Jul 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. nursing, but not bedside nursing?
    I went to nursing school to become a psych nurse and upon graduation had 3 offers at psych facilities. I have remained in psych with the exception of a stint in public health and mother baby. I think...
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. patient/license safety
    Sorry...that wasn't helpful on the suggestion front. Just empathizing. Hang in there.
    Jun 29
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  17. patient/license safety
    I worked in an almost identical situation years ago (and I got the heck out of there). One nurse was the med nurse and the other was charge however we all charted on the patients - including our 2...
    Jun 29
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  18. Child Psych vs Adult Psych. Which is more demanding?
    I have done both and I find the pediatric end to be harder. As Meriwhen pointed out, you have the teenage oppositional flavor to deal with on top of whatever their current stressors are. Cutting is...
    Jun 29
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. Should I accept this job?
    ALWAYS trust your gut. I am sure you have bills to pay but I strongly believe in following your instincts and if this isn't a match, you may very well be miserable (or in a short staffed, unsafe...
    Jun 22
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  20. My HIPAA dilemma
    Honestly I would have handled it the same way. I don't know that "tell her I said hi" would have made me feel comfortable enough given I work for a VERY strict (and often times unreasonable) health...
    Jun 13
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  21. Question for Career Nurses
    Agree with the above post about it varying by location. By 2020 all nurses in my health system (and those surrounding throughout our state) will have to have a BSN. The very same healthsystems i've...
    May 23
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. ER help!
    Since many of his visits to the ED involve severe pain, what about getting him hooked up with a pain clinic (if your community has one)? Good lucky to you both.
    May 19
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. How do you emotionally deal with this?
    For me I just remember that every little bit helps...every positive message, every bit of praise and support I can give them begins to make a dent (hopefully) in the negative things they've...
    May 19
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  24. In over my head?
    The way I see it...you can always find another job but your family can't find another you or another precious newborn. Take care of yourself and your license.
    May 18
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  25. a humble nurse asking for advice
    No you are not less of a nurse! I am a psych nurse (always have been) and constantly get the "you're not a real nurse." Sure I am! I save lives like the rest, just in a different way. This is my...
    May 11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice


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