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  1. paulschwinn

    Am I a good fit for the Navy?

    I have experience and a BSN. I'm a young single guy and I want to travel, have fun, and enjoy life. Compared to being a civilian nurse, what are some freedoms that I should expect to lose if I join the Navy? I'm into guns (I compete in IPSC), but I'm also interested in rifles and other forms of weapons training. Will I get to do this as a Navy nurse? I'm into MMA and I like staying fit and physically active. I like the water, I like beaches, I like boats, and I swim regularly. Does the Navy sound like a good place for me?
  2. I'm trying to get my license reinstated. So far, I have some lawyers in mind: But just wondering if anyone had any advice or could refer me to any good lawyers in TX. I would really appreciate the help!
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    does nursing count as exercise!?

    you know... you make a very good point... this is probably why nurses aren't so eager to hit the gym after a shift. maybe a good stretch, like yoga, may be more beneficial for nurses than the usual gym routine. instead of a gym membership, a membership to a spa or salon with yoga classes would probably be more beneficial. something calm, relaxing, a way to de-stress and decompress. perhaps, something with a sauna? i'd love to hear other nurses thoughts on this subject :)
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    What does it take to be a good psych nurse?

    so true...
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    Decompress?? what works?

    oh yeah... and there's these... https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+deal+with+nursing+stress https://www.google.com/search?q=strategies+to+prevent+stress+and+burnout+in+nursing there's also plenty of literature about "nursing burnout" http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=preventing+nursing+burnout&btnG=&hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C44
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    Decompress?? what works?

    good question... who cares for the caregiver? one thing that makes nursing different from most jobs is Mortality Salience. hospitals mainly exist to deal with morbidity and mortality, so mortality salience is a factor that i think gets overlooked a lot when dealing with nursing stress. with this in mind, high self esteem has been shown to act as a buffer against the effects of mortality salience. soo... after a quick google search... we now have some easy ways to increase our self-esteem... no exercise or drinking necessary :) one funny trick that might work is getting a massage... while playing a tape that tells you how awesome you are... like one of those motivational tapes... yup... "you are awesome. you've saved a lot of lives. you did an awesome job today. you are the best nurse ever. you are smarter than your boss. America would like to thank you for your hard work and dedication. etc..." :)
  7. I know there's other school out there, but I've been looking at the one in SUNY: https://www.sunyit.edu/programs/graduate/mbatm thoughts? suggestions?
  8. I received deferred adjudication for class A misdemeanor assault, received probation, but recently did an early termination. The board gave me the option to voluntarily surrendered my license, so I did. It's been a little over a year since then and I'm eligible for reinstatement. I have a few questions: Where can I find the Petition for Reinstatement on the BON website? http://www.bon.texas.gov Should I get a lawyer? If so, how would you go about picking a good one? What kind of sanctions and requirements will the board place on me? What do my job prospects look like after reinstatement? Those are just some of my questions, but if you have any other relevant or helpful advice, I would appreciate those also :)
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    Do i need a license to be a navy nurse?

    deferred adjudication for class A misdemeanor assault. but i'm already off probation. so it shouldn't be a problem... maybe i should talk to a recruiter...
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    MBA in Finance or Economics?

    I want to get my MBA, but I'm curious what would be more useful/marketable in healthcare with my background as an RN, Finance or Economics? btw, I do read Nursing Economic$ from time to time. I find it interesting, relevant, and a good read...
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    Do i need a license to be a navy nurse?

    OIC... thank you!
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    Do i need a license to be a navy nurse?

    sorry jeck, but i'm assuming AOC means Area Of Concentration? AOC - Military and Government if that's the case, then how are MOS and AOC related?
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    What does it take to be a good psych nurse?

    yes! this is what i wanted to know! i didn't want to make the mistake of thinking i could do psych simply because "i like art blah blah blah". thank you for the honest feedback! i think you're right, that flexibility, adaptability, and a cool head are more important attributes to have. personifying and talking to an animal when you're agitated? what's crazy about that? i'm sure everyone that has a pet does this...
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    What does it take to be a good psych nurse?

    i think everyone has a little bit of mental illness hiding inside them somewhere. i think i'm somewhere between schizoid and schizotypal. what kind of mental illness do you have? does having an understanding and appreciation for abstract art, or the art of mentally ill artists (louis wain, francesca woodman, etc...), indicative of someone that would make a good psych nurse? Louis Wain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Francesca Woodman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  15. What are some personality traits that make a good psych nurse? How do you pick out the good psych nurse from the average floor nurse? Complete the sentence: You know you're a psych nurse when... Also, as a psych nurse, does it help to be the artsy, in touch with your feelings, emotional type? Or is it better to be the opposite? Or somewhere in between? In other words, is it better to be a little crazy among the crazies? or to be well grounded mentally, emotionally, and resistant to the craziness around you?
  16. there's a lot of material on the internet about TMT... https://www.google.com/search?q=Terr...agement+theory basically, i think this theory applies to nursing because nurses deal with a lot of mortality salient (MS) events. hospitals are full of morbidity and mortality. i dunno if there's any research on nursing stress and burnout that utilizes TMT as a framework. TMT is pretty heavy stuff, but if understood well enough, i think it might be useful for finding effective methods for dealing with nursing stress and the effects of mortality salience. some suggestions from TMT for decreasing MS effects and stress... 1.bolster self-esteem (self-esteem acts as a buffer against MS effects) 2.go out and enjoy nature 3.have an SO (i know there's an article about this somewhere...) this article kinda helps validate TMT... Nurses With Low Self-Esteem: Please Seek Help https://allnurses.com/general-nursing...lf-751537.html there's a lot of research on nursing stress and burnout, and i'm sure TMT is only one aspect of it, but i'd love to hear what you all think. if you know of any research articles about effectively managing nursing stress and preventing burnout, please post a link, i'd love to read it! also, if you have your own effective methods for managing stress, i'd love to hear about those too! btw, i think my avatar is one of the best ways to relieve stress