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    Psychiatric forensic nursing

    Hi! Guys! I am an older nurse and I am thinking of going to a female psychiatric forensic unit and I was wondering if there are any psychiatric forensic nurses out there? What do you like and dislike about this specialty? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Boston64
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    Discharge summary for psychiatric patient

    Hi! Gingersue, Thanks, so much, for your reply!! This information will be extremely helpful!! Boston64
  3. Hi! Does anyone out there have a acronym or mnemonic to help formulate a discharge summary for a psychiatric patient? Or, what do you include in your discharge summary? Thanks for your help! Boston64
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    Scrubs or street clothes

    Hi! Will be starting to work on a long term psych unit, soon. I was wondering if patient response is better if the RN wears scrubs or street clothes and the reasoning behind it. I am allowed to wear either.
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    What is the best way to pick an area of expertise?

    All of the previous advice is great. In my case, I painted myself into a corner with psychiatric and substance abuse nursing. Jobs in that sector do not seem as plentiful as in med-surg nursing. If I had it to do again, I would keep my hands in medical-surgical nursing because there are so many areas that you can work such as travel nursing, ER, ICU, home health, forensic,legal, case management, etc. You need to take a long look down the road and see how you can use your med-surg knowledge when you no longer want to work the floors. If you have great skills and experience, you can write your own ticket as you will be more marketable. Good luck
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    Utilization review nurses

    3-27-07 Hi! I just came across your post and was wondering if you ever followed through with this company? I, too, live in MA and am looking to get into the UR field. Thanks for any info.
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    How do you stay cheerful and bubbly during work?

    Twirl!! And say to yourself "but for the grace of God, there go I". And, maybe this is not the kind of nursing you should be doing. Good luck and God bless. I know you don't want to hear it but: "he who sings prays twice"
  8. Hi! I suggest watching your coworkers in action, if you are not in the middle of it, and see what you like that they did , said, etc, and then compliment them on it. Taking what we like and giving the person credit is a great morale booster and friend maker. My best nursing memory was when, after a crisis, a peer complimented me on the way in handled an emergency, under stress. Good luck and God bless! "He who sings prays twice" I suggest we sing a lot as we all need all the help we can get.
  9. Hi! This was the first question I saw and I felt furious and sad because I am a seasoned RN and I want to teach CNA's, but because I do not have a BSN, I have found it a fruitless search. With the high rate of baby boomer's reaching the age where they will need care, the demand for well trained CNA's as well as RN's is going to reach a crisis! I have decided, at the ripe old age of 64 to enrole in a BSN program so that I can pass on the gift of an excellent training that I was given 42 years ago. I may be too old to work at the bedside, but I still have a lot to [/url] offer. There are so many of us well trained nurses out there who could be of use for teaching purposes, if the requirements for teaching were not so great. Anybody else out there who thinks and feels the same way?
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    Any "snow birds" out there???

    HI! Phish, Here's the site for Florida Board of Registration in Nursing: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/nursing/nur_ceu.html They require more contact hours than MA (25) and they must include : Domestic Violence, HIV/AIDS and Prevention of Medical Errors. Feel free to send me a pm. Good luck Boston64
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    Any "snow birds" out there???

    HI! Phish, Here's the site for Florida Board of Registration in Nursing: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/nursing/nur_ceu.html They require more contact hours than MA (25) and they must include : Domestic Violence, HIV/AIDS and Prevention of Medical Errors. Feel free to send me a pm. Good luck Boston64
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    Any "snow birds" out there???

    Thanks, busylady61, for the "heads up"! Boston64
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    Any "snow birds" out there???

    Thanks, np wannabe! Great suggestions! Found out today that my friend may let me stay with her for 2-3 months, and let me take my dog,:paw: next winter. She lives in Daytona area. Guess I'll apply for reciprocity license and get the new required contact hours. Thanks, again!
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    Any "snow birds" out there???

    Thanks, so much, Angie O'Plasty. Good "heads up"! Glad to hear that they do hire for short term! A lot to think about. Boston64
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    Any "snow birds" out there???

    Hi! All! Considering becoming a "snow bird" from MA to FL in winter. Main specialty is detox and psych. Are there any places that accept short term placement during the winter? Can't do clinical nursing any more due to some health problems. Any other specialties that might be more conducive to a "seasoned" RN? Any ideas/help would be much appreciated. Boston64
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    Hearing BP's

    Hi! I was taught that another way of verifying the systolic number was to palpate the radial artery while the pressure is coming down. You should feel the beat at the same time you hear the first beat. If you are limber enough, you can do both at the same time. Hope that helps
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