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B52 has 10 years experience as a ADN, BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in Psych, Substance Abuse.

MSN, RN-BC, psychiatric/mental health nursing.

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  1. B52

    Nurse severely beat

    It's true in Florida.
  2. B52

    Every Nurse Should Know Martial Arts

    I studied martial arts for many years and I earned a black belt, but I find that my verbal de-escalation skills work well in the workplace.
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    Psych nursing and previous SI

    Wear long sleeves to your interviews. I've never had an employer ask whether I had a history of self-injurious behavior, and I have scars from a feisty cat who likes to scratch and bite.
  4. Thanks. I guess all I can do is hurry up and wait.
  5. How long is the process? I received a tentative offer on 4/7/21 and I'm still waiting for a start date. In the last update, I was told HR is awaiting Nurse PSB approval from the director. I am desperate to get off the night shift at my current job.
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    Psychiatrist’s false documentation

    Unless you were present during the doctor-patient interaction, you cannot prove anything.
  7. My advice is to honor your facility's compatibility chart.
  8. My advice, do not sign anything that would give up your right to sue.
  9. B52

    how to get a new grad psych job?

    Talk to your classmates. Find out if any of them got hired at a facility with a psych unit. Then apply there and call HR to let them know you're really interested. That's how I got my first psych job as a new grad. Good luck.
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    11 pm to 7 am shifts

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    11 pm to 7 am shifts

    When I worked 11 pm to 7 am, we did morning meds, specimen collections, and chart checks. We also did admissions until around 5 am.
  12. B52

    New nurse questions

    This is not normal. At my workplace, we have a 17-patient mood disorder unit. When the census is full, we have a minimum of 2 nurses and 1 tech.
  13. B52

    FAU FNP class August 2018

    For the Caring class, we used On Caring by Milton Mayeroff, Nursing as Caring: A Model for Transforming Practice by Anne Boykin and Savina O. Schoenhofer, Caring in Nursing Classics by Smith, Turkel and Wolf, and Nursing Case Studies in Caring by Bar...
  14. Me: Let me get you some clean linen. Pt: Oh, that's not necessary. The other nurse put extra pads under me, so I can pee in the bed a few more times.
  15. Me: Sir, what's bothering you today. Pt: None of your business.