verene MSN

mental health / psychiatic nursing
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verene is a MSN and specializes in mental health / psychiatic nursing.

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  1. My hospital has a lot of them. Unfortunately with travelers, their contracts may be only 8-12 weeks. Seems we barely get them trained sometimes before they are on to the next assignment. The critical need for travelers right now is actually compo...
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    Not specialized MSN can you do APN?

    In order to obtain licensure as an APRN you will need to get a graduate degree in the specific specialty area you want to practice in. A generalist masters in nursing may open up opportunities for leadership or teaching sooner than going through an A...
  3. Yes, RNs do have to know a lot of information. However, the most critical thing is to know where to find information. Memorizing every medication and every side effect isn't necessary. Knowing your medication classes and common side effects and rar...
  4. Vasovagal syncope alone is not reason to be dismissed, however multiple episodes in clinicals is very concerning and they may have concerns about her physical health and ability to care for herself while also caring for patients. Faculty may wa...
  5. I would be very cautious about disclosing. A family member of mine worked for a nursing school (non-RN/non-nursing capacity) and when one of his nursing coworkers mentioned how hard it was to get students a good foundation in psych he mentioned to th...
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    Preceptorship

    Does your university not help place students? I'd also reach out to your university alumni network as this can be a great resource for finding placements in your area! (And targets NPs who would be familiar with your program). My employer does ...
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    Does Correctional Nursing count as Psych Experience?

    It really depends on the corrections facility and the specific role you are working in with in corrections. Do you work a mental health pod? Or mental health clinic with in the corrections setting? For college admissions you can usually use you...
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    share experience as a PMHNP

    That sounds horrible. I work inpatient, .8FTE W-2 employee with good benefits. Base salary works out to a little over $80/hr, and the combo of differentials and overtime pay means take home actual pay is usually above base salary. Typical panel siz...
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    Will nurses in the ER soon hear the following?

    And we have obligation to treat ALL patients who need care. Should it get to a crisis-triage situation then you treat based on survivability as defined by disaster/mass-casualty guidelines. Sometimes belligerent patients are just jerks, many ti...
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    Will nurses in the ER soon hear the following?

    Your hospital seriously keeps patients hanging out in an ambulance bay (which is presumable being used by ambulances and thus not a safe place to hang out for anyone) for patients who are detoxing??? I don't buy it. If they are actively detoxing th...
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    Do pH nurses change their title to doctors?

    I just looked it up -it's a legal requirement in my state-- part of the state regulatory statutes and applies to anyone in healthcare using the title "Doctor" in their healthcare professional practice. In order to be called "Doctor" one must 1) have ...
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    Do pH nurses change their title to doctors?

    The ones I will work with will introduce themselves as "Dr. So-and-So, unit psychologist" or "Dr. So-and-so, clinical psychologist" Not sure if this a legal requirement for them like it is for NPs, but most want to make it really clear than t...
  13. Oh yeah, if you are doing like a contract/agency type telehealth coverage across multiple states that makes more sense than just trying to do telehealth across multiple states. Not sure that there are agencies that help be the umbrella for multiple c...
  14. Depends on where you are in the U.S. At my hospital total staff vaccination rate (everyone from admin to evs to nursing to MD) was at about 76% percent prior to this latest wave, and more have received vaccine voluntarily since then. (Mandates haven...
  15. California and Texas both require supervising physicians so not good states to try doing remote work in as you would need a supervising physician in each state. Independent practice states are likely going to offer more opportunities for indepe...