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  1. Documenting your life away
    She's right. It's all about the paperwork. I'm in psych and I had a patient who was especially needy and demanding. While I gave him a bit of 1 to 1 attention because he was crying and tearful and...
    Nov 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Why DNP and not MD?
    At 48 years of age, 2 Bachelors degrees in 2 different fields and $48 K in student loans, there's no way I'm going back to school for even my Masters. A DNP is not even a fleeting thought. But kudos...
    Nov 21
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  3. Don't like nursing at all, what can I do with my BSN?
    I don't know if I would suggest LTC since most nursing homes seem to have ungodly nurse to patient ratios. I've heard in some places it's 50 pts to 1 nurse. That would be even more stressful IMO.
    Nov 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Don't like nursing at all, what can I do with my BSN?
    I got my first nursing job 1 1/2 years ago in psych and I would highly recommend it. Our floor is mostly med pass, charting, and pt education along with therapeutic communication. No IVs,...
    Nov 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Did I pass NClex? I used PVT. Haaallllp!!!!
    God, what would you have done 15 or 20 years ago when test results came in the mail weeks after your test. Maybe 8 weeks or more ?
    Nov 1
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  6. Family and studying!
    I took the NCLEX within a few months after I graduated and it still took me 2 years to find a nursing job. I would wake up early or put the kids to bed earlier to get this done. Like others have...
    Oct 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Have you literally prayed over your workplace?
    Maybe someone should start a "Christian only" thread. Atheist...stay out and keep your negative comments to yourself. If you want to suffer eternity burning in Hell for not being being a Christ...
    Sep 5
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  8. Returning to the bedside..not such a good idea afterall
    Please tell where you work LOL. I've been a hospital nurse for only a year and a half (first nursing job) and I'm already sad over losing the 9-5 lifestyle I had in my former career, although I was...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  9. I paid 200 dollars for pvt
    It is unfair that Pearson Vue would take your money and not refund it if you did indeed pass and no longer need to take exam. There should be a grace period to allow for results to come in. Since...
    Aug 30
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  10. Every mom, dad, sis, uncle believes they know better than the nurse...
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    Aug 30
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  11. Bernie Sanders gets NNU nod
    Ted Cruz or Ben Carson....all the way :)
    Aug 14
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. Don't like to clean pee & poop:  Can I still be a nurse?
    Why is it that no ones says that about any other profession? "Oh, you just want to do it for the money" I expect to get paid well for the daily stress of not harming patients, dealing with...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nursing Advice Column
  13. RN Starbucks side job?
    I try to work at the food pantry near me whenever I get that particular day off. Unfortunately I am usually working the night they are open as I work 2nd shift and they are only open 1 day a week...
    Jul 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Don't like to clean pee & poop:  Can I still be a nurse?
    We have a locked unit but we don't get very many who are MR or autistic. We are mainly drug addicts and homeless people with psych issues.
    Jul 4
    Forum: Nursing Advice Column
  15. Don't like to clean pee & poop:  Can I still be a nurse?
    Become a psych nurse. There is no poop cleaning here. At least in a setting where all patients are responsible for and capable of doing their own ADLs. Only once in my 1 year have I had to help...
    Jul 4
    Forum: Nursing Advice Column
  16. When do going back to school STOP!!
    And treatments, EBP, and scientific discoveries change over the years. That requires nurses to keep their knowledge updated. Otherwise could be using treatments and theory from 40 years ago.
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Working nursing student needs advice
    Yes. I worked full time Monday thru Friday, went to school full time nights and weekends all while supporting my son and paying rent, utilities, food gas, cable etc. alone. No spouse. It can...
    Jun 27
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. No visiting hours?
    I'm so thankful that I work in a psych unit that severely limits visitation to 1 1/2 hours. 6:30 to 8 pm. And they have to lock up all their belongings in the nurses station and most can't go 20...
    Jun 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Floating Policy
    We only float to other psych floors but that includes medical psych. They usually don't give us complicated pts like IVs or wounds because we don't have experience with that.
    Jun 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. IS nursing for me?
    Become a psych nurse in an inpatient unit that is non medical and uses a Pyxis. All medications are pre dosed so you just have to make sure you match up with the MAR. No IVs on my floor, therefore...
    Jun 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. HELP: How Extensive Are Hiring Background Checks?
    Hmm ...performing sexually for money? There's another word for that and it's not 'camming' Unless that is the new slang. Need money for school? Keep your clothes on and get a student loan.
    Jun 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Evening and/or weekend programs
    ResU is your answer. Classes in the evening start at 5. Clinicals on Saturday or an occasional Sunday. I was able to keep my full time 8-4 pm day job in accounting while going to school on N/W....
    Jun 1
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  23. Please I need advice!
    Where I work, people choose to be trained to precept. If they choose to be one , they shouldn't ***** about it when asked to serve as one, as long as they are rotated appropriately and given a...
    Jun 1
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Please I need advice!
    Sounds to me like Ruby Vee would be a bully nurse herself and condones this type of behavior towards new nurses.
    May 31
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Death of a Dream
    Even though I waited until my son turned 18 before I started the rigors of nursing school, I did make sure I went back and got my prior BA in accounting, 1 or 2 classes at a time, with a full time...
    May 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion