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  1. Patient Life Stories
    Patty Duke wrote a book about her Bipolar disorder. Other books I've read that I recommend, tho not written by people diagnosed with psychiatric disorders are: I Hate You, Don't Leave Me --...
    Mar 26, '09
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. Need Help ASAP...Could seeing a psycologist effect my nursing license?
    If you feel you need to see a therapist or psychologist to help you through this difficult time, then do it. It would look worse to your employer for you to attempt to work and not be able to work...
    Feb 9, '09
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. RN wants to become a substance abuse counselor....
    With a MASTER's in Psych, you might make HALF a nurses' salary. Agree with the posters above, find a way to get your nursing salary and do some of the type of work you seem to want to do.
    Feb 4, '09
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. For those that work off shifts
    This topic has been covered repeatedly. Suggest you do a search to read info from previous posts. When I worked nights, what worked best for me was to only sleep 5-6 hours after the last night...
    Jan 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Fired recently - REALLY need advice!!!
    Many, many nurses have been fired. Some admit it on applications and in interviews, and some don't. You need to figure out how you're going to address it. You can check with HR to find out what...
    Jan 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Day/Night Rotation and Sleep!
    Doxylamine is an OTC antihistamine that works for me. Try half a tab first. From what I've read, users don't complain about feeling drowsy the next day as often as users of benadryl claim. You can...
    Jan 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Help! Am I employable? failed 6 interviews
    Since you left your 6-mth rehab job for the med-surg hospital job that didn't work out, this is what I would say in interviews when questioned about your 2 short-term positions. I'd say that I was...
    Jan 14, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. I need your expert opinions on Rules and Restrictions on the Inpatient Psych Unit:
    Most places I've worked, patients could order food/drinks and visitors could bring in food/drinks. Items not consumed at that time were kept at the nurses' station or in the pt fridge. No cans...
    Jan 14, '09
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. 1 RN no aid
    My suggestion - get a new job. Not only is this situation unsafe, but you are also new at nursing which makes it even more unsafe for all.
    Jan 14, '09
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  10. Help! Am I employable? failed 6 interviews
    It is not unusual for a new nurse to go through a few jobs before staying in a position for a longer period of time, but you still want to limit this if possible! Downplay the short length of...
    Jan 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Unethical Hiring Practices
    Agree with others, try to get your old job back. Then pursue this with the labor board and tell everyone you know about the situation. Probably not worth going after them personally, as the attorney...
    Jan 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. need info psych RN and CNS/NP
    I've learned to do my own investigation, as I've repeatedly found others tell me incorrect data. Psych nursing outside hospitals sometimes pays better than the local hospitals. And you may find that...
    Dec 27, '08
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. Worried
    I think you need to explore more this hitting the wall stuff and stopping. If you decide you do have a reason to continue on, can you do an intense mental activity for hours at a stretch? Until you...
    Dec 27, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Thanked posts
    Hi, I liked being able to see which of my posts were thanked by members, by selecting the Thanked Posts option under My Account (I think that's where it used to be). However, that is not an...
    Dec 27, '08
    Forum: How To Use Site
  15. What would you do?
    Since you already went to the DON once about her, and she has been at the job longer than you have, I would lay low and hope that others would voice complaints. (And if they complain to you about...
    Dec 26, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. interview help for oral /exam for mental state hospital napa state
    If you haven't read the previous threads regarding interviewing for psych positions, I suggest you read them. Then let us know if you have any further questions.
    Dec 25, '08
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  17. Paranoid Schizophrenia
    Just a warning that Hollywood does not depict psychiatric disorders accurately.
    Dec 25, '08
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  18. Fired
    Call up HR at your former job and ask what they will tell prospective employers. They may only give out dates of employment, position title, and salary and might not say termination details or state...
    Dec 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Could be worse, ..but..
    Sorry for your situation. You did the right thing, so that obviously wasn't a good place to work. Could you possibly move to another area if you can't find LPN jobs in your current area?
    Dec 18, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Teen Depression/Suicide - Inherited?
    Family dynamics. Low self-esteem. Feeling different. Being teased/bullied by peers. Lack of support. Lack of resilience factors.
    Dec 18, '08
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  21. Psych nurses & therapy groups
    Even if you're not giving meds, much of your time as a psych RN could be spent doing admissions and discharges with extensive time spent on paperwork and/or the computer. It all depends on the...
    Dec 17, '08
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  22. I really think I've been set up.
    You can pay a small fee to a reference check company to find out what your references are saying about you. PM me if you want to know an online source I plan to use in the future if I feel it is...
    Dec 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Want help with Insomnia working Day Shift
    Any other ideas? Will this problem likely go away over time? I know circadian rhythms take 2-3 weeks to change, but guess that is with a consistent sleeping schedule. Do others who work day shift...
    Dec 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. No You Can't (Long)
    Psychiatric disorders are asked about on the medical history form for physicals for new employment, along with questions about cancer and other illnesses. I've been wondering how nurses with...
    Dec 1, '08
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  25. Want help with Insomnia working Day Shift
    Thanks for the advice I've gotten so far. My insomnia is generally only caused by having to get up early as I'm naturally a night person, and I hadn't had to get to work before 10AM in many years. ...
    Dec 1, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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