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  1. 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 a...
  2. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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 me...
  6. 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.
  7. 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 frien...
  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 th...
  10. 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 Er...
  11. 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 Er...
  12. Any "snow birds" out there???

    Thanks, busylady61, for the "heads up"! Boston64
  13. 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 con...
  14. 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
  15. 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...