PsychoRN

PsychoRN

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BSN, MPA, future JD

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  1. I recently completed working in the US territory of Saipan on a 2 year contract. The pay was $25 an hour plus a monthly housing stipend. The government of Saipan paid all expenses for flying me and shipping my belongings to and from Saipan. In additi...
  2. Taking the first step

    Yes, you can become a RN with a 2 year degree which is an ADN. This is an Associates degree in nursing. I don't know how ADN programs work because I was in a Bachelors program for nursing. But in my program we chose an area of nursing we wanted to s...
  3. Taking the first step

    You sound alot like me. I worked as a psych tech for a couple of years then decided I wanted to further my education in the area of psych. I debated whether to major in psychology or nursing and was advised by others working in psych that I could d...
  4. We don't have enough nurses!

    The shortage will continue until the work environment for nurses drastically improves. For me life is too short to have to endure the stress of working as a nurse any longer so after 20 years I am leaving nursing and am returning to school to pursue...
  5. How to do mental health nursing?

    EXCUSE ME!!!!!! Just what makes you think that nurses aren't properly trained to work with patients with mental health issues???? Do you have any concept of the education nurses receive???? Do you have any concept of the specialized education and ...
  6. After 20 years as a RN I'm getting out of nursing. I start law school in the fall with the goal of working in an area of law that is in no way related to nursing or health care.
  7. ?-Nurse Administration

    I have my Masters Degree in Health Care Administration. I decided to get my degree in this area rather then in Nursing Administration so I could do overall administration rather than just nursing administration. I have been the manager of the psych...
  8. Nursing and fainting........(long)

    I have always become faint and sometimes passed out at the sight of blood, prior to nursing school, during nursing school and during my 20 years as a RN. I went to nursing school to become a psych nurse and have only worked in that area. No blood a...
  9. Did you ever want to do something else?

    My original plan when I became a RN was to work a couple of years then go to law school. 20 years later I am finally getting out of nursing and am starting law school in the fall. If you have a dream to do something other than nursing it is never t...
  10. Traveling Nursing+Pay Scales

    I won't take a travel assignment for less than $35 an hour. If an agency doesn't want to pay me that amount they don't get the privilege of having me work for them!!!
  11. Can I get any opinions of O'gredy Peyton agency!

    Stay away from them!!!! I have heard nothing but bad things about them!!!!!
  12. I went to school for both my BSN and Masters while working full time and being the single parent of a disabled child. To this day I have no idea how I was able to survive that six years!!!!
  13. how have you dealt with flirting doctors.

    There are strict Federal Laws against sexual harassment and something that seems as benign as someone commenting that your clothes or hair looks nice is considered sexual harassment. As long as flirting behavior in the work place is tolerated by tho...
  14. Relief work?

    I worked in a third world Pacific island country for 2 years where I developed and then managed a mental health clinic. The work was rewarding but I hated living in a third world country! I had traveled extensively around the world and had done much...
  15. Child Psych

    I have worked in adolescent psych on and off for over 20 years. The most rewarding thing I have found about working in this area is when months or years after you have treated a kid you receive a letter from them or run into them, they thank you for...