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  1. Doubles
    The powers that be don't care about my well being just a buck. Sometimes I don't mind it but I have to be in the right mood. I always get the nurses who tell me "you're too young to be tired" They...
    Jun 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Doubles
    a year and a half now. I love being the voice of the sick but I need to find the voice for me. I am the youngest and newest nurse on the unit and the generation gap can be intimidating.
    May 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Doubles
    Very true. Perhaps I'm too hard on myself or paranoid. I work on psych so who knows haha.
    May 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Doubles
    My main issue is that I don't want them to think I am not taking it seriously or just making excuses.
    May 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Doubles
    The word gets to me sometimes. There are times where I am expecting it and I have an answer but sometimes I get caught off guard and feel stupid. Even if I don't end up doing it I have this sense of...
    May 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Restrospective
    We had a floating unit clerk the other day who had nothing but respect for us. Made me feel good. I think psych is harder than other specialities. Think about it. You can scan a heart to find a...
    Oct 14, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. Restrospective
    Yea I have been told that other types of nurses look down on psych nurses. Forget that I think we are just as much nurses as any other specialty
    Oct 4, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. Psych NP
    Sounds fun. I'm just nervous it may be hard. I was never the best at research
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. Psych NP
    What's grad school like for a psych np program?
    Sep 16, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  10. Psych NP
    Any psych nurse practitioners here? I am in the process of applying to graduate school to become one and I am so excited. Any advice?
    Sep 16, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. Restrospective
    Best advice is lead by example when teaching coping skills. Show them how a normal reaction is by remaining calm and assertive.
    Sep 15, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  12. Restrospective
    My favorite patients are the ones I refer to as "pleasantly psychotic" they just talk to themselves and don't bother anyone and they are nice. I have one who if he sees another patient freaking out...
    Sep 6, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. Restrospective
    I feel like I could write a book with the stories I have and I have only been working in psych for a few months. I love my job. Does anyone else feel like they were meant to be a psych nurse from the...
    Aug 27, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  14. I get out on time...
    I get in a little before 7 and my managers stated i have to be out by 3:30 pm. I work on inpatient acute psych. I notice a lot of nurses taking a lot more time then i do. I always feel like i am...
    Jul 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Do pt families every drive you crazy?
    As a psych nurse I have seen occasions where the patient was the most sane one.
    Jul 11, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. I get out on time...
    Is that rare? Or do nurses tend to exaggerate? I do what I gotta do and on time.
    Jul 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Doubles
    Yea I told them it wouldn't be safe for the patients and I wouldn't risk my license if something were to happen because I was too tired.
    May 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Doubles
    I have been asked several times to do doubles (16 hours) in one day. I usually have to work the next day. I tell them no. I don't think I can handle getting home by 11:30 and waking up at 5:45 and I...
    May 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Psych nurse problems
    Anybody wish they could go nurse ratchet on a patient (jokingly because of ethics and hippa) some of my patients are a piece of work lol
    Mar 24, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  20. Checking orders
    One for regular meds, one for diabetic meds, one for abx, one for pain med, one for iv meds (ok maybe it is 5 lol). They are tailored to the type of med for example the diabetic mars have room to...
    Feb 18, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  21. Checking orders
    I wish it was all on computer. Half is on computer and we have like 6 different mars depending on the type of med. its unorganized i must say.
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  22. Checking orders
    How often do you check the mars and the charts for doctor's orders during a shift. Is every hour enough?
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  23. What to expect during my Mental Health rotation.
    Communication techniques are important. To keep a good conversation going use open ended non judgmental questioning. Try not to ask closed ended yes or no questions.
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  24. nurse coming to work drunk
    It's sketchy that the nurse manager would do that for her under the table.
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Crusading for Better Mental Health Care: Mental Health Education in Schools
    It would benefit. Just like physical health, mental health is important. I think yearly screenings would help.
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics


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