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debi49 has 15 years experience and specializes in psych,maternity, ltc, clinic.

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  1. Dear Students, Wondering if you are still able to do clinicals during this time, and if not, is this delaying your graduations? Best of luck to all of you. It's a strange time to be entering medicine. Or to be in it at all!
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    One of my clients was just prescribed Ingrezza for Tardive dyskinesia. I have not heard of it before, as I believe it is pretty new and very expensive. Has anyone had experience with the drug and has it been helpful for your patient? Thanks.
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    What's up with all the 'failed NCLEX' posts?

    When I took boards in 1993,(back when it was still pen to paper) was taking the test for the third time, so it was happening then, to some extent. 100% of our class passed, 100% of our class that started semester 1, finished. Took 6 weeks to get results of NCLEX. Didn't have one doubt in my mind that I would pass. One of my coworkers is in nursing school now. Started with 30, and by semester 3, they are down to 18. (for-profit school)
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    How long is your commute?

    3 miles ! Takes me 5-10 minutes to and from work no matter the weather. THis has been my situation for 8 years. I can not bear the idea of commuting again.
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    BA Psych - Need a job while in nursing school

    Psych tech or mental health worker in a group home or residential psychiatric facility...There are a billion jobs of this type where I live. But if you are going to move on in a month or two when you pass boards, tis the season for seasonal work.
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    Books to read before starting nursing school

    My sister and her husband, both in health care, gave me " The House of God" to read before I started nursing school. Takes place in the 70's and follows a group of first year interns. I read it in the 90's and thought it was hilarious! Don't know how it would play now, but Fat Man's laws are worth the price of admission.
  7. Wondering how the Twin Cities RN/LPN market is now, both for new grads and experienced nurses looking for a change. I am in the same job for 8 years and not looking to change, but I have noticed many more ads for nurses, and use of the phrase 'new grads welcome to apply". Are things getting better? In my company we have jobs going begging (residential psych).
  8. Anyone who is currently working on a hospital psych unit in twin cities, where are you working and how is it to work in psych for that particular hospital. I am currently doing community psychiatric nursing but am thinking about trying to get back into a hospital. Any info is appreciated. Thanks.
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    Regions Hospital St. paul

    Anyone who works here...what do you think of Regions as an employer?
  10. I haven't been around this site for a while, but I remember a few years ago, new grads were having a heck of a time finding jobs. Has this gotten better? (I have been a nurse for 20+ years, and have a stable job so haven't been paying attention to the trends....)
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    graduating 12/2011???

    https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_healthpartners/regions_external/jobDetails.do?functionName=getJobDetail&jobPostId=42894&localeCode=en-us Regions hospital ( twin cities) is hiring new grads from a critical care immersion program to start january. Looks like a great opportunity! Applications have to be in by 11/25.
  13. https://psrecruit.allina.com/psp/apply/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?JobOpeningId=428660&SiteId=1&Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL
  14. I have a patient who has terrible hypersalivation secondary to his use of Clozaril. Clozaril is the only antipsychotic to deal with his schizophrenia, but the side effects are terrible. He cant use atropine due to heart issues, and anticholinergics have been useless. Has anyone seen anything that works, other than above mentioned meds? Thanks.
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    Am I waisting my time with associates degree?

    I've said this before on this board....I had a useless BA in psychology, and 10 years later went to a great nursing program at a great community college and in the last almost 20 years, there is not one job I have been turned down for because I didnt have a BSN. We all sit for the same boards.
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    Do you think younger generations have a sense of entitlement?

    The ability to defer gratification is a hallmark of maturity and its the one thing I see in even the finest of young people. And there are fine young people.

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