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EarthChild1130 has 9 years experience and specializes in Psychiatric.

I live on 35 acres of land in southeastern Mississippi with a menagerie including chickens, ducks, dogs, cats, a husband, and our niece!

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    Pay Per Visit ... Good or Bad?

    I get paid per visit too, and I am definitely not considered 'self-employed'...I would check with different places if I were you and maybe avoid that employer.
  2. I've been doing home health for almost a year now, after 7 years in hospital/clinic. My specialty is psychiatric nursing. My day starts a little later than I'd like because I have a hard time getting my patients moving before about 9 a.m...I see an...
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    Hello everybody!

    I am starting my job as a HH nurse next week, and I'm both scared and excited. I will be working in the psychiatric side of things, as is my specialty, and I've worked previously in both inpatient and outpatient psych as well as med/surg and correct...
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    Well, that didn't last long

    So after 2 short months, I am no longer a correctional nurse. Don't get me wrong, I ADORE the job; it was absolutely perfect for me. My biggest problem was the schedule. My NM wanted us to work 4 shifts in a row, then be off 1 day, then work 4 mor...
  5. I graduated from USA 5 years ago this month and am planning to go into the Master's program this spring. I loved the program...very challenging and rewarding, and the teachers are superb! I feel like I got a great education! Best of luck!
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    How many patients do you have as a Psych. RN?

    When I worked inpatient, we worked a 26 bed acute adult/15 bed geriatric unit. I worked nights and we usually had 1 nurse per 10 pts, and a total of 4 techs, 2 per unit...I can only echo what the others have posted...I love psych and won't do anythi...
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    Sick and Tired

    When I was in nursing school when we were stationed in Mobile, AL, I wanted to do my practicum in psych but the school didn't want to 'rob me of experience'...I said 'Well, I am going into psych after school so this WILL be my experience!'...I also u...
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    Daytonite has passed away...

    (((hugs))) to her friends and family. :redbeathe
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    Where is the caring and advocacy for ME when I really need it????

    Sorry for your loss. (((hugs)))
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    Nurses who work for the state

    I don't feel like my job is threatened but I don't like that some services for our psych patients are being cut. Psych is never the 'money maker' in healthcare so the budget is a big thing every year. I'm leaving this job in 6 months because my hus...
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    Merry Christmas from...

    Happy Holidays from Coos Bay, Oregon, USA!:reindeer::candy::reef::snowflake:
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    New grad RN finds job at ltc, but getiing paid as LPN

    Ditto everything said!! Even though you've been looking for 7 months, you risk losing EVERYTHING that you worked so hard for if you take this job. The fact that they're willing to list you as an LPN while you are an RN is committing fraud, not to m...
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    If you have rec' d the H1N1 vaccine - please report

    I had my vaccine 3 weeks ago...didn't even feel it and no problems so far. Hubby had his a week later...same thing. Niece had hers (nasal vaccine)...she had a headache for a little while but she's fine now.
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    Tattoo's....quick ?

    Nope, my job doesn't care if I cover mine or not.
  15. I've been a nurse for nearly 5 years now, and I still love it as much as I did the day I started out. Pros: I have a steady income and pretty good pay...I REALLY like the patients I work with...the job I have right now allows me a lot of autono...
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    Do you need an order to give the flu vaccine?

    I dunno about the order thing here, but I did see a pharmacist giving flu injections when I went to pick up some of my medication.