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  1. NurseJJ09

    Interview for K-2 School Nurse

    I'm going on an interview for a school nurse position (K-2). I'm a new nurse (just a few months experience) and wanted to be sure that I wasn't getting in over my head. I have done some school nurse subbing (high school level) and loved it. I know that most of the recommendations on this site have been that it is important to get your experience before going into the schools. I just know that I won't go back to the stress of the hospital again. Is this a particularly tough age group since they are so young? I'm assuming the major issues that will come up will be diabetes, asthma, seizures, ADHD meds and then your typical first aid, upset stomachs, and colds.
  2. I have been a psych nurse for just a short time. Just wondering, in your experience, are acute psych facilities all the same. I've heard some references that some hospitals will take patients that no other facilities will take (I'm assuming this refers to the very aggressive patient.) Are there really facilities out there that will be more selective in the "type" of patients they accept. It seems that these "more aggressive" patients come from facilities that will no longer take them back. These patients then get caught up in an acute hospital until they are accepted into a state hospital which can take months. In the meantime, these patients sometimes become more aggressive during their hospital admission. It seems to me that these are the patients that present a danger in the acute psych setting.
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    Stony Lodge?

    Thanks for the information. Let me know if you accept a position there. I'd be curious to hear how things go for you.
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    Stony Lodge?

    cmmny: Thanks for the reply. Do you know if Four Winds is a better facility? Are you currently working in psych? If you have heard any positive feedback about local facilities, I'd love to hear from you. I'm new to psych so I don't want to be turned off to the field by choosing the wrong place to start.
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    Child/Adolescent vs. Adult

    Just wondering, for those of you who have done both, which population (child/adolescent vs. adult) do you find easier to work with? Please know that I realize anyone diagnosed with a mental illness or behavioral disorder can be unpredictable and therefore difficult to work with and I do not intend to make anyone look as if they have an easier job than anyone else. Just wanted to get a feel for which population you prefer to work with (based on your experience) and why. Also, feel free to add which type of facility (ex. acute care psych hospital, mental health unit of a regular hospital) you prefer as well. I really enjoy this forum and I feel I learn a lot from what you all share. Thanks!
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    Help can anyone give me info on Four Winds Hospital in NY?

    je55icaabr: Just wondering how things were going at Four Winds ...
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    Stony Lodge?

    Hi Cmmny Just wondering - did your friend accept the position. If so, is she liking it so far? Thinking of applying but since I'm new to Psych would like to get some feedback about this facility first. Hoping that things have gotten better since you've been there. How long did you stay? Thanks!
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    Stony Lodge?

    Thanks for the information. Are there any other facilities in the area that you would/would not recommend? Just wondering, did your friend accept the position at Stony Lodge?
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    Stony Lodge?

    Anyone working at Stony Lodge Hosp? Would appreciate any feedback you may have on what it is like to work there. Staffing? Salary? Thanks.
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    Help can anyone give me info on Four Winds Hospital in NY?

    Thank you so much for the information. I really appreciate it.
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    Psych Nursing Safe?

    Thanks for your feedback. After the last few posts, I was beginning to get discouraged. I'm very interested in this field but also don't want to have my children worrying about me every time I leave for work. I'm aware that there is always some element of danger when you are dealing with a psych patient but would like to think there are plans in place to keep the staff, as well as the patients, safe. Can anyone name some of the "safer" facilities in the NY area (Westchester, Putnam or Dutchess counties)?
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    Help can anyone give me info on Four Winds Hospital in NY?

    Any information you have would be greatly appreciated. I'm kind of new to this forum and not sure how to private post? Thanks!
  13. NurseJJ09

    Help can anyone give me info on Four Winds Hospital in NY?

    No replies to my previous post - how do you like working at Four Winds and does anyone have any information on any other child/adolescent psych facilities in the area?
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    Psych Nursing Safe?

    Thanks for your reply. What types of injuries have you seen?
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    Psych Nursing Safe?

    I am a new RN very interested in pediatric/adolescent psych? I'm just wondering if it is safe and how often nurses are injured by patients in this field of nursing?
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