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  1. I was hired as a PRN home health nurse around May 2016 - the agency was going through a significant restructuring at the time (a significant number of the RN/LPNs on staff were fired or contract staff that were asked not to return) anyway, my point i...
  2. I'm currently finishing a post-graduate program to become a FNP and I'll graduate May of 2018. This time last year, our plan was to wait until I graduated to start trying for a family. I was on board with trying sooner, but my husband wasn't, so we c...
  3. Trying for a baby in FNP school? Crazy?

    I'm currently finishing a post-graduate program to become a FNP and I'll graduate May of 2018. This time last year, our plan was to wait until I graduated to start trying for a family. I was on board with trying sooner, but my husband wasn't, so we c...
  4. Advice needed to stay afloat!

    PS - I was never asked to pay the $10k :)
  5. Advice needed to stay afloat!

    I was in your shoes exactly 1 year ago. Like the previous poster said, just take it one shift at a time. However, life is too short to be miserable in a job. Nursing is a calling and caring for patients is admirable and for most of us it's in our DNA...
  6. safety in the outpatient setting

    Thanks so much for your input Davey Do. If you don't mind me asking - what kind of facility did you work for? State-funded or private? Yesterday we had a staff meeting about the policy which is severely lacking. Coming up with a system such as panic...
  7. safety in the outpatient setting

    started working as an RN at an outpatient psych clinic in December 2014. I'm the only RN at this center, and work with LCSW/LPC and 1-2 psychiatrists (depends on the day and what month, lots of turn over unfortunately). It's a state-contracted agency...
  8. Did I make the right choice?

    Mia415 - thank you so much for your supportive comment - I actually started this past week and my first day was Christmas Eve! I love it so far. I have a nice office where I see patients and have been asked to come up with a wellness workshop series ...
  9. Calling all Outpatient Psych RNs!

    ElkPark- Yes, I'm very comfortable being independent and autonomous. I'm excited about the opportunity..there are good resources for me at the center (other clinicians) that I can ask questions to as I start out. Yes, I have some previous psych expe...
  10. Interviewing - do I mention I'm working?

    Yeah if you're working nights and completely miserable- I think it's time to move on. I completely missed that original part of the story lol It sounds like your current hospital isn't great for transitioning to other areas, and if you doubt that yo...
  11. Calling all Outpatient Psych RNs!

    Hello AN! I recently quit my bedside job on a busy medical unit for a new role... I am now an Outpatient Behavioral Health Nurse for a mental health facility. I'll be doing psychosocial assessments on patients with schizophrenia, anxiety, and bipola...
  12. Interviewing - do I mention I'm working?

    I was in a much similar situation this year. What kind of unit are you on? Are you miserable? Can you tolerate it for a few more months? I felt the same way about my job…on a busy medical unit with a 1:6 patient ratio and poor morale (I had done my p...
  13. First job and thrown to wolves too early?

    It never hurts to go to an interview- you'll always learn something from it at the very least. Since you already have a job, you don't have as much to lose. Ask important questions at the interview - including the nurse to patient ratio and what the ...
  14. Did I make the right choice?

    Thank you so much- you've already made me feel much better. It's nice to know others have felt this way too! I appreciate your feedback :)
  15. Did I make the right choice?

    OK so here is the deal. I've always lurked on these forums and started posting towards the end of nursing school. After I graduated, I got a job on a medical floor in a community hospital- the same hospital that I did my 3 month practicum at (400 hou...