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  1. Going bonkers!!!!
    Trust your intuition, sometimes we find ourselves wandering down a narrow, dangerous path....Keep your head up and dont ever give up! Maybe this is'nt the right place for you, keep looking and be...
    Jul 6, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. Ancora Psych Hospital
    Hi Holly 123, Keep in mind: Your safety is the main priority in any situation-I went through orientation and decided it was not the place for me. I realized how important it is to trust your...
    Jul 6, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. I give up!
    Never give up! Apply in person, get the HR managers name and number and follow up weekly. Consider a professional resume service....Volunteer, network...join the medical reserve corps. Good luck!
    May 22, '12
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  4. I got second interview!!! now what?
    Relax, remember its just a conversation. It may help to write down some responces to common type questions: how do you handle conflict with a coworker, why are you interested in this area of...
    Feb 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  5. Scared at new job in psychiatric hospital
    thanks merlyn, i will look into clinics in my area. I have been applying to private hospitals since I graduated in 2010 with no luck. I was planning on sticking it out at the state psych hospital for...
    Feb 1, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  6. Psych Nursing Opportunities
    Any suggestions on mental health opportunities besides state psychiatric hospitals? I am interested in mental health. Most recently I resigned from a state hostial for safety/staffing issues. Thanks!
    Feb 1, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. Scared at new job in psychiatric hospital
    any suggestions for psych jobs other than state hospitals?
    Feb 1, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. Scared at new job in psychiatric hospital
    I also went through orientation at a State Psych Hospital, along the way, I weighed out the pros and cons. I finally decided that it was in my best interest to leave. Safety is number one priority....
    Jan 31, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. Scared at new job in psychiatric hospital
    Thanks for sharing your insight, I agree the patients are very dangerous and safety is an issue because staffing is horrible. I've been in orientation at state psych hospital for 5 weeks now. I am...
    Jan 29, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  10. Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
    Wondering if any RN"S are currently employed at ancora....what shifts do you work? Do they offer per diem? Are they still on a hiring freeze?
    Oct 3, '11
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  11. New RN salary in Doctor's Offices
    is it all about the pay? i work at a state institution working with developmentally disabled pts, i have been in volatile situations, i have been hit, spit on, kicked, punched.....i float - often i...
    Sep 15, '11
    Forum: New York Nursing
  12. Newer nurse to DD/MR nursing
    Any advise for an RN currently employed at a state institution working with DD/Psych pts looking to get out of the institution - what options are there? I noticed a few of you work in Group Homes -...
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: Developmental Disabilities
  13. Totally Frustrated
    When you mentioned the Direct Care Staff work under your license - if something happens to an individual, for example they develop pressure ulcers because they are not turned/they have unreported...
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: Developmental Disabilities
  14. Psych Nurse Practitioner
    Hello? any advice? Im currently enrolled in a BSN program and hope to work toward becoming a Psych Nurse Practitioner in NJ. Thanks!
    Nov 17, '10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  15. New Grad RN in LTC, what can I do?
    As a new nurse I was horrified at what I encountered after a few weeks on orientating to a LTC 'skilled' nursing unit. I quit because I could not provide the quality of care I feel obligated to...
    Nov 13, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Only hiring new grads that are "cream of the crop"?
    Oct 29, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  17. Only hiring new grads that are "cream of the crop"? do i become a resp.therapist... i've devoted 8+ years working partime with prereqs and raising a im about to graduate with an associate/nursing diploma and after reading this...
    Oct 29, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. HELP! Nursing care of the mentally ill needs conference
    In response to the post about second generation meds causing weight gain and DM, thats really interesting. I am studying antipsychotic agents and my focus has been on s/e relating to EPS. Im very...
    Oct 4, '09
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  19. Advice; new rn student and start nurse aide position-feeling dumb?
    I can totally relate, Im in my last year of nursing school and just started a job as an aide at a hospital in the pool. So, its hard to make connections with other nurses and aides since I'll...
    Sep 18, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Helene Fuld-applied for Jan 2010
    why go to a 2 year program to get your associates? just
    Aug 28, '09
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  21. What is it like to be a CNA?
    I am in my last year of nursing school and have worked really hard toward becoming an RN. I began this adventure 7 years ago taking part time pre reqs and raising a family. I have 3 boys and a great...
    Jul 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. New Grad desperate to work!!
    I am really sorry to hear, after all your hard work and dedication, that you are unable to find a job. Have you tried LTC or Bayada?
    Apr 28, '09
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  23. Helene Fuld-applied for Jan 2010
    about $25K
    Apr 26, '09
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  24. Sterling Manor
    thanks for the info. could you recommend a good lpn program? i am currently enrolled in an rn program and not doing that great in my second year with just 2 more semesters to thinking it...
    Apr 21, '09
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  25. Sterling Manor
    I was just curious, what is a typical starting rate for new lpn grads? Thanks! and good luck!
    Apr 20, '09
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing

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