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  1. Psychiatric Emergency! Fumbling Syringes?
    Can you put the capped needles in your scrub pockets? I've done that when I have more than one injection to give at a time, and it's worked pretty well for me.
    May 27
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. NC and Distance/Out-of-State NP Programs
    Thank you for starting this thread. I've been casually perusing programs (it'll be awhile before I'll be in a position to go back to school), and I had no idea this was happening with online...
    Apr 19
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  3. offered position on psych floor...advice welcomed!
    I started my nursing career on an acute adult psych unit a little over a year ago. While I'm still relatively new at this myself, these are my suggestions: (1) Learn your hospital's policies and...
    Feb 19
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. How much do you owe in student loans?
    Holy Moly! I feel for you and wish you the best. My accelerated BSN landed me with $16,000 in debt and that was after about $4500 in scholarships. I had to take out money for living expenses...
    Aug 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Safe staffing levels
    That sounds really overwhelming! I work on the psych floor of my local hospital and we have 5-8 patients a piece per night, plus one dedicated med nurse (so we don't have to give meds to those 5-8...
    Mar 18, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  6. Bored on night shift- should I ask for transfer?
    I work psych, which I think is a lot differently generally, but I am also bored for about 4 hours each night. That said, I'm typically taking about 3 patients by myself while I'm on orientation....my...
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. 2nd shift vs. 3rd shift
    Well, I work 12s, and I am often bored to tears a few hours after the patients go to sleep. It stays pretty busy up until about 11pm, but third shift hours are booooorrrrriiiinnnnngggg.
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. average stay
    About 3-7 days, but if there is a placement issue, I've seen people stay upwards of a month or longer
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. Is nursing still a good career choice?
    This isn't entirely true. Maybe in the less desirable parts of NC, but in my area only about a 1/3rd of my graduating class have jobs over two months out from graduation.... I feel incredibly lucky...
    Feb 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Urine drug test too dilute??!!
    They sent mine off to the lab, and 3 days later everything was fine. They never did tell me why it had been flagged. It was agonizing! Even though I knew I had done nothing wrong, the whole process...
    Feb 4, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  11. New Grad Salary
    I'm in NC, I'm a new grad, and just got a job at a local not-for-profit hospital on their psych unit. I'll be making $22.60/hr. plus $4 shift differential for nights. I have my BSN, but your pay...
    Feb 4, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  12. Did I get a false positive on my drug test?
    That, Sirius. I *know* I did nothing wrong, but it still really bothers me particularly because I've read about employers failing people for results being too dilute. I just don't want to lose this...
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  13. Urine drug test too dilute??!!
    Hi Diane, I'm pretty sure this is what happened to me today as well, although I don't know for sure yet. I didn't actually drink that much, but my urine looked very light. Did they make you retest,...
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  14. Did I get a false positive on my drug test?
    I'm so, so scared. I went in for a pre-employment drug test today, and there was something wrong with the "instant results." They had to send my results to the lab, and they said this could...
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  15. What can I do to pass the Nclex-RN?
    The practice questions with the NCSBN program worked for me, but if you need a more intensive review, Kaplan might be the way to go.
    Jan 19, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  16. Learning extension NCSBN
    I used the 3 week NCSBN course almost exclusively, and I really only did the practice questions. I took the Saunder's Comprehensive Test the night before the exam, but that's the only other thing I...
    Jan 19, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. NCLEX 2013
    This is what our school told us as well...we graduated in December, and they highly recommended taking the exam before April if we could.
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. Pearsonvue Trick - Does it Work Every Time? Part 3
    The trick worked for me. Took the test on Wednesday, shut off after 75 questions. Got the "good pop up" about an hour later when I checked. Today, my name is listed on the BON's website! Didn't even...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  19. New Grad. How long will it take to get my license?
    Thanks. However, I'm really not concerned about passing, and I can't sign up for NCLEX until my ATT is released. I appreciate your help, but I'm more interested in hearing from people how long the...
    Dec 19, '12
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  20. New Grad. How long will it take to get my license?
    Hello all! I graduated about a week ago, and I'm very anxious to take NCLEX and start working! I have a conditional job offer, but of course I can't work until I'm "officially official." How long...
    Dec 19, '12
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  21. Mission Hospital Asheville or Duke
    I'm glad to hear that it took everyone else a while to get things going after getting the official offer! I'm also a new grad, but received the "conditional offer" letter about a week before...
    Dec 19, '12
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  22. If you could start over, would you still go into Psych?
    I will be a new grad RN as of December (yay! almost there!), and I was relatively certain I wanted to go into psych when I began nursing school. I have a prior BA in Psychology and several years of...
    Nov 1, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  23. Patient Prioritization Questions
    Thanks, Sun! Unfortunately, these particular questions didn't have an accompanying rationale. I was thinking in terms of airway, breathing, circulation, but I think I'm getting caught up in the red...
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. Patient Prioritization Questions
    I took a practice exam that had a ton of patient prioritization questions which included several with COPD patients. I think I'm confused about what is an okay oxygentation saturation for a COPD...
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. Assess fetus or mother first?
    Let's say you have a pregnant woman who come into the ED with vomiting, fever, etc., and reports she has been unable to keep anything down for 2 days. She has a hx of methadone use and possible...
    Oct 8, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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