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    An opportunity for travel

    Could someone look over the quasi-contract that was sent to me regarding pay and housing regarding correctional nursing? I have no idea what is a good contract and what is not. If you would like to look at it and appraise the situation, I would be most appreciative. Thank you! If you would agree, I'd like to send it via email.
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    Heavy-handed management at CDCR

    I swear I could have written your post word for word. That is EXACTLY like what I have dealt with. My fear of constant threats of being "written up" or "terminated" have made me into a nervous wreck. I have become so paranoid, I don't know who is watching me do what, either in person or in social media. I'm even scared to write this, wondering if they will know I wrote this. WTH is wrong with people?
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    Correctional nurse pay

    I work in Pennsylvania for Wexford Health Services in a county prison. I am an RN and make $22 per hour.
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    Any changes re: Ebola?

    Our intake process now asks if the inmate has traveled to any of the countries with the Ebola epidemic.
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    Sick Call costs

    Costs just went up last month and it has cut down on a lot of unnecessary sick slips. Nurse call w/protocol $6.00; med copays on all refills unless initial sick call: $3.00; Doctor call: $20.00; can't remember what dental and optometry are, but at least $20.00 and probably higher. Replies? I'm sorry, those are the standard prices. Indigent inmates do get medical cost for free, but that's it and only within reason.
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    floating medications in water to administer

    I am relatively new to this, but what does floating the meds in water do? I have no idea what that is. Thank you for helping me get this!!
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    Try to sing along!

    Nice. And last night we had three girls puking, two fake medical request slips, and one poorly acted seizure!!
  8. I have had it with the inmates submitting medical slips requesting/demanding that they receive narcotic pain medications for their back pain. It's always back pain. And these are inmates with histories of substance abuse. Does your facility prescribe/administer narcotics, such as hydrocodone? I'm getting a bad attitude toward inmates that are seeking these medications. I don't think they should be prescribed unless it is end stage cancer or fresh surgical pain or serious injury.
  9. I had a BA in Psychology and a Master of Science in Administration of Justice. I was a juvenile probation officer for 17 years and had enough. Had to get away from the monotony, bad administration and politics of county government. Nursing was something that interested me for quite some time, but I never thought I was smart enough. Graduated from an accelerated program in December 2013. Best thing I've ever done
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    Good Pop-up

    What is a "good pop up?" I took NCLeX today and finished with 75 questions and am excited yet scared.
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    NCLEX on Thursday. How am I doing?

    I am taking NCLEX on February 6, also and I am freaking out. I graduated in December, also, and have been studying since graduation, but feel like I don't know a thing. Need to remember that I can always take it again.
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    Class of 2013 stand up:-)

    I will graduate with my BSN in December 2013. I'm in an innovative nursing program that only consists of three semesters.
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    Studying before going back to school

    Yes, I have been studying for spring semester already. I'm reading and typing notes, one chapter per day for my pediatrics class. I want to be as prepared as possible for next semester. We don't go back til January 28, so I have over a month to get rolling. I"ll also be studying for maternity. Both subjects I know nothing about and fear.
  14. During my Fundamentals of Nursing re-demo of a HEENT eval today, I made a slight goof. My professor later told me she had to hold back her choking and giggles. While examining my "patient's" open mouth with a tongue depressor, I told her the VULVA looked good. Really? A vulva in the mouth? No, I meant uvula!! OMG, I said vulva? This should make quite the funny topic at the next faculty lunch! At least I didn't forget anything....

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