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  1. OMG Beth. No. Don't do that. You know there are always risks. It should be easy enough for the physician to have a friend or colleague cover for him. You have a masters, they'll come right after you if anything happens -allergic reaction to the medic...
  2. I'm a travel nurse. I have stayed the limit at my current location, but due to family issues I wanted to stay one more assignment. My boss wrote up a non temporary contract. A nurse I work with said I should not take it because the IRS will consider ...
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    Detox nursing is sucking the life out of me

    I have been a psych and detox nurse for 7 years. I don't feel that way. I have had patients abuse the system, lie, manipulate, walk out the door after getting fed/sleep/subutex. That doesnt bother me. This is the behavior of addicts, I figure its ver...
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    When Will the Nursing Shortage Be Over?

    I am contributing to the nursing shortage myself. It's not because I feel underpaid, on the contrary. I've been working with a local healthcare agency, the owner is just wonderful. I choose my hours. I love my current psych assignment. My coworkers a...
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    When Will the Nursing Shortage Be Over?

    I’m certain that the shortage was caused by all those sweet private nurse jobs at every company- sit on your butt and take temps as employees come in, as well as all the vaccine clinics that popped up. Fun, fun ? I did very well with travel nursing b...
  6. According to HIPAA, security cameras are not permitted in areas where people have a “reasonable expectation of privacy” such as patients bedrooms. That would cover all of the United States. However, I've worked with patients who had cameras in their ...
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    Transitioning to psych/mental health nursing

    Wow that is some change, NICU to psych? I've seen a lot of "new grad" psych jobs, so I'm sure those same facilities would hire you and provide an orientation. They'll be glad to have you.
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    Are bras contraband?

    Same here, we allow bras without underwire, we offer to remove the underwire or place it in their locker until they're discharged.
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    Fired (Wrongfully?) And It Hurts

    There's a little psych in every psych nurse ? (I say that from experience)
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    Glen Beck's hospital experience

    I'm looking back at this charmingly polite argument over a political talk show host ? Ahhh, those were the days.
  11. I renewed my membership to complete the 30 hours of mental health CEUs required for the PMH-BC(I only had 20), they have a great selection at a reasonable annual price. However, when signing up for the exam, I decided to join APNA fo...
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    Clinical rotation

    I am in my final semester and recently did a clinical rotation in hemodialysis, I really enjoyed it too, actually. It was right after I had rotation on the renal floor so I thought Id know what was going on, but no. That machine is pretty complicated...
  13. I am a bridge student, I graduate in May, I have no hospital experience. I've recently preceptored in the emergency department. ED rotation was so exciting, unpredictable, and fast paced. I know its not always fun and exciting, but the ED nurses had ...
  14. I graduate in May and they are just throwing job offers at me here in Ocala, Florida. And let me tell you, the job market here isn't stellar, and we have 3 nursing schools in town. Many places that say you need to have a BSN will let you work on it w...
  15. I define critical thinking as the ability to make the best educated guess based on the knowledge you have. I'm pretty sure nursing school the NCLEX thins out the non-critical thinkers. After that, it's just a matter of experience. I think you continu...