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    Nurse with bipolar disorder or adhd?

    I think you have proven you are doing well as a nurse. If and when any issues arise regarding patient care or safety, then it should be addressed, just as any other nurse, not because of bipolar. You are showing you are mindful of keeping control, making sure your meds are working. As long as you maintain and accept feedback from a trusted friend, family member, etc. I think it is none of anyone's business.
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    Hostile work environment

    You must stand up for yourself. If you start out with everyone dumping on you, it will only get worse. Believe me, they are all watching to see what you will do. Be kind but firm and professional.
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    Psychiatric Certification

    There is no test to get certified by Medicare,,,,,,,,,you just submit your resume.
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    Psychiatric Home Care Nursing

    I am a little confused by your post. Home Health does not do nursing home care. There are psych nursing homes. I have been director of one. No, I was not scared. Your experience prevents that. Not understanding the patients and their behaviors when you are new to the psych world is what scares people.
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    Psych nurse pay?

    That's horrible!
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    Psychiatric mental health nursing in tulsa

    Laureate is the nicest facility that I know. I worked there for agencies and loved it.
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    Frustrated and considering a career change

    I suggest you try agency work. You can either stay where you are and do your college work, or take a travel assignment and do your college work elsewhere or online. Agency work gives you a chance to try other fields of nursing and other companies. Good luck.
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    Psych nurse pay?

    Psych nursing is a specialty and you are much more valuable than they seem to be paying..................knowing you are in a position to ask for better pay may help you..............psych nurses are hard to find.
  9. I read in the Nursing magazine years ago to "never specialize yourself out of a job". I think that was great advice and over the years, I have kept my skills/knowledge up in both areas. Psych nurses are difficult to come by and they are valued. Sometimes, it just takes time to find where the jobs are. Yes, you can go back and forth from medical/surgical type nursing to psych nursing, whether inpatient our outpatient/home health nursing. You know yourself what you can tolerate as a nurse and what type nursing you prefer to not do...........just stay in those parameters and you will find plenty of work.
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    Psychiatric Certification

    Medicare certification for home health agency to be able to bill for psychiatric visits. This is in demand and makes it very simple to show that you are qualified. Once you get it, it is good for any agency you work for.......you just submit a resume for them to approve you.
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    Psychiatric Home Care Nursing

    oasistraining.org This website will help you. I loved the psych patients. You will be fine. The documentation will come easier as you do the assessments and learn what the question is asking and how to answer it according to government standards............ My favorite accomplishment was using light therapy (my own idea and okayed by the doctor) on a patient with seasonal affective disorder............she was not willing to take medications and had problems all year round, not just in winter. It worked and her family and she was very grateful! The patients who do what is asked of them in the one to one talk therapy are the ones who do the best.................and it is very rewarding to see them progress.
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    Carter

    Thank you for the info. Stillwater is office I am considering.
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    Carter

    Oklahoma
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    Carter

    Need someone to tell me how Carter Home Health compares to other home health as far as being RN employee is concerned. I know I can look up Home Health Compare, but I want to know thoughts of actual employees. Thank you.
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    Add'l jobs for RN's other than bedside

    I agree that being miserable in your job can effect your health in every way no matter how short .........months can hurt you mentally and physically and also socially as well as your family's well-being as they see the effects on you and cope with the effects that trickle to them. It is not worth it to stay in a job like that; although it is sometimes hard to find the job that you really like/fit into without so much stress. I believe it is best to keep looking/trying other things until you do find the job that fits. I also believe that as we go through our career lives, this changes for us, and we enjoy different things as we go through our lives.
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    Add'l jobs for RN's other than bedside

    There are jobs reviewing charts such as MedAssurant. There are jobs doing coding of diagnosis for home health companies,etc. There are jobs doing care plans for Nursing homes to meet state regulations. These are basically jobs involving chart review, computer work. These are a few that I know about and have done some of them.