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  1. In psych it is hard to determine a ratio that is comparable because of the various roles that nurses have on different units. We have one nurse to 15-20 patients, but basically the nurses do meds and Dr. orders - there are mental health workers who ...
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    Psychiatric nursing for grad nurses

    I read your post with interest. Here in Wyoming the psych curriculum has been "integrated" throughout the courses. This is true in the ADN as well as BSN level. While not my preference, it is reality. I work at an inpatient, freestanding psych fa...
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    Distance Learning-MSN in psych

    Pam, I am currently enrolled in a distance ed (internet based) program from State University of New York at StonyBrook. I love it! They have many tracks and it is a great way to learn! You can reach me at dmnurss@vcn.com if you want more informa...
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    "ten comandments"

    I am working with several new graduate nurses and an age old problem has come up once again. They have problems gathering all of the information needed before calling the MD. I don't need to tell anyone what kind of problems this causes. I was told...
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    safety on an inpatient psychiatric unit

    The screening list sounds fishy to me too. Years ago we used a "do not readmit list" - I think it was the same thing without the vail. Now if a certain patient has special needs we will place a "community treatment plan" signed by the patients prim...
  6. I would really be interested hearing what sorts of ratios people are actually working with out there. It is my experience that the number of staff to patients really dosen't seem to affect the actual safety on the unit. Where I have worked most se...
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    Multi-disciplinary treatment plans

    At our facility the admitting nurse identifies the first problem and begins the treatment plan at the time of admission. This seems appropriate since the staff must provide a safe environment etc. for the patient before the treatment team meets. St...
  8. I am interesting in developing a program in my community for a psych. consulting liaison nursing role. If anyone has information or a resource in this regard please let me know. Thanks, Donna
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    Distance Education

    I am looking for a distance ed. program in psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner or clinical specialist where at least some of the courses are offered over the internet or by correspondence. Does any know of such a program. I have been searc...
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    Distance Education

    I am looking for a distance ed. program in psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner or clinical specialist where at least some of the courses are offered over the internet or by correspondence. Does any know of such a program. I have been searc...
  11. I am looking for a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program with at least partial availability through a distance ed. program like internet courses or correspondence. Does anyone know of such a program. I have a master's degree in nursing ed. and nee...
  12. I am looking for a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program with at least partial availability through a distance ed. program like internet courses or correspondence. Does anyone know of such a program. I have a master's degree in nursing ed. and nee...