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  1. needle stick injury
    I would love to hear what you find out, please update with an answer...
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Interested in Psych
    I work in a behavioral health hospital where they have RN's with no background in Psych, they even hire new grads. I personally had my BS in Psych before nursing school. I work adolescents, and...
    Oct 11, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. Staffing Levels in Psych
    I work in a behavioral health hospital, so we have pt on different floor for different accutities. I work on an adolescent unit on pms and we have generally 2 rns, and 4 counselors for 19-22 pts. ...
    Oct 11, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. Tips for Psych nursing
    Thanks for all the feedback, I can't tell you how much it helps! I have seen most of this stuff going on with other staff, but it is so much easier when you are told what is going on and then see it...
    Oct 10, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  5. dating someone with schizophrenia
    I would say to have a good relationship, you don't have to be 2 perfect people, but 2 people perfect for each other. You said you were going to be a nurse, so he gets that compassion from you, but...
    Oct 8, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  6. Tips for Psych nursing
    Thank you! It is a big help! I would love to hear more when you have the time!
    Oct 8, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. Tips for Psych nursing
    Hi! I am a new psych rn (2 months now) but I have been a nurse for 5+ years total. I am looking for some basic info on psych nursing. In my training, I was taught all about how to do the...
    Oct 6, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. Borderline Personality Disorder on the Behavioral Unit
    OMG! Thank you for this! I am a nurse very new to the psych field, and I have had a BPD pt that has focused in on me... I now understand why, where I am letting this pt down, and what I have done...
    Oct 5, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. question about IM emergency meds from new psych RN
    Hi! I have worked as a nurse for a while, but only the last 2 months in psych... From what I have seen, heard, and done so far here is my scoop... (forgive my blunt terminology) The butt is the best...
    Oct 3, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  10. New Psych Rn Needing support/advise
    Thanks for all the advise and support. I have been at my new job for 2 months now, and my husband did finally get on board (mostly). I am really glad I went for the job, because I feel like I have...
    Oct 2, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  11. Business Causal or Scrubs?
    After starting my job, I found that on my shift (pm), most the nurses wear scrubs... So I am wearing scrubs, but at least I know the option is there (like if I don't wash my laundry on time...) ...
    Oct 2, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  12. Violence in Psychiatric Nursing
    I am fairly new to the Psych nursing, though I have my BA in Psych and have had my RN since 2006... I started at my facility about 2 months ago. So far, I have had very little exposure to anything...
    Oct 1, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. Business Causal or Scrubs?
    Does anyone have and info or opinion on business casual vs. scrubs? I recently started in an adolescent psych unit, and it is left up to each RN to decide if we wear business casual or scrubs. I...
    Aug 9, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  14. Could use some advice or a listening ear...new RN, newly abusive husband
    This is great news! You have been in my thoughts since I first saw your post. I am very glad you are taking the steps foward. Please do give us updates, it makes me feel better. Lots of prayer...
    Aug 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. New Psych Rn Needing support/advise
    I could really use some thoughts, prayers, comments, advice, and mostly some support. I have just started the orientation of my new Psych Job. This is where I believe God is leading me after...
    Aug 2, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  16. Psych facilities with good tuition reimbursement?
    You can try Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates, IL (847)882-1600. Adam Leung is HR RN recruiter who mentioned it to me, but I didn't get details as it was not a benefit...
    Aug 2, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  17. My First Big Mistake
    :lvan::lvan::lvan::lvan:Thanks for sharing this. At my old job, they had what was called a "near miss" for when at any point prior to giving or doing something for a pt was found to be incorrect,...
    Aug 2, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  18. Adolescent Psych texts?
    Thanks, I'll try Amazon... And thanks for the tip, I'm sure I will need to keep it in mind!
    Jul 27, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. Suicide and nurse's reaction
    Wow, thanks for sharing... That has to be hard to tell someone else, but I am glad you shared. I have just taken on a psych nurse position, and it seem like it will help to have in the back of my...
    Jul 26, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Are you an organ donor?
    Good to know! My husband does not agree with being an organ donor and I was always wondering if he would be given the option to over ride my choice...
    Jul 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Could use some advice or a listening ear...new RN, newly abusive husband
    I am so sorry for your situation, it is heartbreaking! I don't know where you live currently, but I am pretty sure that here in IL the only information that a former employee can give is dates...
    Jul 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Adolescent Psych texts?
    Hi! This is my first post here, but I have been reading posts on Psych nursing for a while as I tried to make a decision about what area of nursing to go back into. I have just today accepted a...
    Jul 26, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing


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