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zayrhia, BSN 1,097 Views

Joined: Sep 27, '16; Posts: 18 (28% Liked) ; Likes: 5
Specialty: Forensics, OB, QI

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    Quote from MunoRN
    I worked with a nurse when I first started who would do this, she would also put iodine in the toilet water to keep a patient on a fluid restriction from drinking it. A family called the BON on her, who then called the police, she was charged with felony abuse of a dependent adult, last I heard she was awaiting sentencing and likely looking at a year or more in jail.
    That's crazy. If I'm understanding your comment correctly she was only trying to protect the patient and she didn't put it in faucet water, she put it in a toilet bowl.

    What do you think of this CNN story of the patient refusing to go to the hospital after she hit her head?

    Retirement home shut down after a death and a beating - CNN

    Should the administrator been arrested?

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    What's the minimum amount of clinical hours that you (experienced NPs) consider acceptable upon graduation?

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    Bumping for other responses.

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    Awww man, I would've loved to go. I'll be out of the country for a work assignment. But I will definitely attend next year. Tnbutterfly and FLO4Life, please let us know how it went.

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    tnbutterfly likes this.

    Awww man, I would've loved to go. I'll be out of the country for a work assignment. But I will definitely attend next year. Tnbutterfly and FLO4Life, please let us know how it went.

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    Hmm, my girlfriend works for United and she's always going to her out of state's boyfriend's house for days while continuing to work.

    But I'm assuming you're more concerned with the more permanent implications (taxes, salary adjustments, etc.) I'm not sure about that, but since you already have the job, just call HR and ask.

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    Jules A likes this.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a Psych NP.

    Yikes, I'm hoping this is a case study for homework in your psych NP program rather than a live patient. If you are indeed an LIP, please take Aromatic NP's advice and look up the information on one of the evidence based guidelines portals. I personally like UptoDate.

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    TriciaJ likes this.

    Yes, that's my fear too (of running out of money). God willing, my mortgage will be paid by then.

    I just want to the flexibility of doing a lot or hardly nothing at all.

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    Wait until the very last day to pay the $300. Personally if I ended up getting into University of Maryland later, I'd forfeit the $300 and just go there.

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    TriciaJ likes this.

    Currently, I work for the federal government as a QI nurse. It's great, fulfilling, yada, yada.

    Having said that, I'm so tired of the Monday through Friday 9-5 grind. I'm in my early forties and will retire from the Feds promptly at 57.

    At that point, I won't have enough money saved for a FULL retirement, but will want to significantly slow down.

    Are there any of you that had a transitional retirement job that allows for flexibility and mobility (ability to travel)?

    I'm thinking flu shot nurse, online adjunct, remote chart review.

    Any other ideas?

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    Quote from Kathy H
    I am looking into University of North Dakota- it's primarily online and I live in CT.
    I cannot find info on whether I can practice in CT since the university is out of state. Does anyone know this info or where I can find it? Thanks
    I had no idea about this program. This may be a contender.

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    Quote from PsychGuy
    I've probably mentioned somewhere in this thread that I made the transition. ER RN to PMHNP.

    What I wanted to add was that the student I'm precepting with lot of inpatient psych RN experience seems to be struggling with the RN to NP transition as well as inpatient to outpatient.

    My views are my views, but I truly do not perceive that anything I did anywhere as a RN is especially helpful for my present role.
    Thanks PsychGuy for this perspective.

    Not too long ago, it used to be that RNs had to do med-surg before entering a specialty and now it's almost the norm to enter into a specialty as a new grad. And unless a study comes out indicating otherwise, these nurses appear to be doing fine.

    JulesA probably thinks it was her RN experience that served her well as a APRN, but it may just be she has an extreme interest and passion in this field and her RN experience amplified that interest.

    What I'm saying is that prior experience in psych is great, but other intangibles and/or transferable nursing skills will serve a nurse without psych experience just as well....if they have a true interest in the field.

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    cocoa_puff likes this.

    Quote from GeminiNurse29
    I just finished my first month of psych nursing orientation at one of the state run facilities. We get mostly forensics patients with one civil unit. The higher security units tend to house the more aggressive and violent patients. As a new hire, all nurses float at first. So we get a range from those almost ready to enter the community to those who will be in for life.

    Is it rewarding? Before this, I did home health and worked on a dementia unit. I can't say how rewarding it is yet but it definitely is interesting.

    Draining? Yes. Some of the patients (many to be honest) have committed horrible and violent crimes. For whatever reason, they've been found not guilty by reason of insanity. Some have orders to treat until they're competent, others are for life. It can be hard to pull yourself back and be professional when dealing with someone after you learn why he ended up there in the first place.
    Bless you. I don't think I have it in me to care for folks like that.

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    The Holistic Nurse Association is sponsoring a trip to Cuba in December. Anyone going?

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    It's unfortunate. I guess the way to go would be to do a NP post-MSN certificate. Hopefully, they could even waive or transfer some of the credits from the CNS program.


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