Meriwhen ASN, BSN, MSN, RN

Psych ICU, addictions
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Meriwhen is a ASN, BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in Psych ICU, addictions.

Psychiatric nurse. Shaun the Sheep fan. Born on the right coast. Living on the left coast. In between, spent a little time on the third coast. Yankees fan until the day I die. If you need help with the forum, feel free to send me a PM. If I can't help, I will point you in the direction of who can.

Meriwhen the RN and Roustabout
Where am I going, and why am I in this handbasket?

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  1. Actually, it’s MSN now but it won’t let me update my profile...

    1. tnbutterfly - Mary

      tnbutterfly - Mary, BSN, RN

      Your credentials have been updated. ?


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    Addictions Nursing

    Overview Addictions Nursing (often referred to as substance abuse nursing) deals with the nursing care of individuals suffering from one or more addictions. Addictions Nursing is considered a subspecialty of Psychiatric Nursing. Patients may be s...
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    How often do you wash your scrubs? :)

    I wash them after every shift. But I get mine at WalMart and have a good selection to rotate through, so I don’t worry about them getting worn out fast.
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    2 years med/surg means nothing in job hunt

    They sometimes go under different names, such as transition program, specialty training, etc. So if you don't find them under residency, try a few different search terms. Also, you may not necessarily find one directly in your desired specialty, bu...
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    Mon-Fri Rn Jobs no weekends or holidays

    Sorry if there are any repeats in what I post... Partial/intensive outpatient programs Outpatient surgery/procedures Clinics PCP/private practices School nursing Utilization review Administration or management (BSN or MSN may be required depending on...
  6. IMO, I wouldn't volunteer it, but I wouldn't deny it if it came up. I'd keep those cards close to my vest and see how things go first. Like others--and the Doors--have implied, people are strange. You being an RN/now medical student could be seen ...
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    Social Media and Doxxing - Your Thoughts???

    I know I've posted this story before, but I was in a RN-BSN program affiliated with a hospital system. At orientation, we were told this cautionary tale about social media: The school's policy was to try to place their own graduates in their hospita...
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    Social Media and Doxxing - Your Thoughts???

    Those were my thoughts. Given how big social media has become, it's not unheard of for companies--not just hospitals--to have people placed in social media groups to monitor for these sort of things.
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    Job Opportunity or Relationship

    New grad jobs are hard to come by...and opportunities to get into the VA are just as hard. You were very lucky and may have potentially scored both. If you get the VA job, I would work the 1-2 years in SF, then--if you two are still together--look a...
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    Maintaining BLS while not currently working

    You do not need to keep your BLS active while unemployed or to maintain/renew your nursing license.
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    I'm the bad guy for not working off the clock

    And if you start making it a habit to work off the clock, they might come to expect it from you. Unofficially, of course. And as you said, OP: if refusing to work unpaid gets you fired, then perhaps it's not that bad of a thing. Because it sounds...
  12. Your HR or staffing department should have a copy of the on-call policy. Contact them and ask.
  13. OP: as others have already said, you need to check with your state's BON to determine if you need to report it. If you aren't sure whether it falls into the category of reportable, you should seek legal advice as we can't give that here. You ma...
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    Anyone ever been on strike?

    Mostly marching in the picket line and listening to speeches. Nothing really gory or messy to it at all. I was working per-diem at this facility so I didn't take a financial hit, nor did I have to struggle with whether to cross the picket line becau...
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    Interview question for nurse extern position.

    I couldn't answer it as I never wanted to work med-surg. Question is: why do YOU want to work med-surg?