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  1. application problem
    Actually, I was just asked this during an interview and it was specifically "disciplined by an employer." I was surprised.
    Dec 15
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. Children's psych...
    Don't forget that with C/A psych you also have to deal with the families who many times are the root of the patient's problems. Certainly not in every case but as the saying goes..."the apple doesn't...
    Dec 8
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. Nurses Attacked by Patient
    And say what exactly? What regulation is my hospital not following? They can hire or not hire whomever they wish. We actually had a director a few years ago who believed hiring males - especially...
    Nov 14
    Forum: Nursing News
  4. family not supportive
    I think you have to do just do what makes you happy and tune them out. I hear criticism sometimes too from my non healthcare family members as to why I work weekend nights but at the end of the day,...
    Nov 14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. Nurses Attacked by Patient
    These comments have been interesting to read. While I have years of training in de-escalating patients and handling violent situations, let's face it, there are times it's just not going to work. We...
    Nov 14
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. Nurses Attacked by Patient
    Much like what ella86RN is saying.... we have very few males here, especially at night when I work. It's not uncommon in fact to have no males in the building between our pediatric and adult units...
    Nov 10
    Forum: Nursing News
  7. Regretting charge nurse training...
    Right, I guess my question was more rhetorical as it appears OP is actually being punished for pushing herself further in her practice. It shouldn't be her problem that nights doesn't have more...
    Nov 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Regretting charge nurse training...
    I'm not following why your experience charging on nights wouldn't be applicable to charging on days?
    Nov 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Studer Group "Bedside Shift Report SM"
    I find bed side reporting disastrous. Yes, in theory, it sounds wonderful but in reality, not so much. Working in psych and substance abuse there are things that we need to say outside of ear shot of...
    Nov 7
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. patient/license safety
    Sorry...that wasn't helpful on the suggestion front. Just empathizing. Hang in there.
    Jun 29
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing


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