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HAWKIRN specializes in Psychiatric, Addiction.

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  1. PMHN vs RN-BC?

    Thanks for the replies everyone. I didn't intend it to be a critical comment calling RN-BC "generic" but more or like it's a "broad" credential given the fact it's the same credential for multiple specialties. Thanks again for the responses?.
  2. PMHN vs RN-BC?

    Hey all, I am currently an RN working in psych and have been researching becoming certified in that area. I have found information regarding the requirements prior to taking the exam, but it seems the credentials would be RN-BC(registered nurse-board...
  3. New Geri-Psych unit opening Monday..

    Thank you for all the suggestions!!! I can't wait to share these with fellow staff and start making this unit as best as we can! Thank you all!
  4. Hey all, I have been in orientation the last week and a half, and have developed a close relationship with my fellow staff members in that amount of time. We open on Monday(only psych unit for approximately 90 miles..)however our recreational therapi...
  5. How to wear name badge on inpt. psych unit

    Thanks for the responses everyone. MrChicagoRN, brilliant idea only keeping the keys and nothing else in one specific pocket. I'll definitely be utilizing that suggestion.
  6. Hi guys, Just curious to see what people tend to utilize to display name tag/keys. Break away lanyards, safety pins directly to scrubs, etc. Any and all recommendations appreciated! I'm having a difficult time figuring out my best option, keeping bot...
  7. Hey all, just started on a brand new geripsych unit(officially opening May 1, so orienting these next 2 weeks). Wondering if anyone could recommend a book pertinent to this type of care. I have done some research and found one I think may be worth wh...
  8. Support needed for new geripsych unit job..

    Thanks for responding Hygiene Queen. It's nice to get some feed back. I start Monday, but the unit itself doesn't open till May 1, as it is brand new to our Hospital. Myself and all the other staff will be going through a 2 week training period, lear...
  9. Geripsych pros and cons..

    Hi everyone, I just received a job offer for an RN Geripsych position(currently in a neurology clinic, history of addiction nursing). I was wondering if anyone with expertise can share the pros and cons of this subspecialty. Thanks in advance, Katie.
  10. Hi all, I am currently working as a registered nurse in neurology. It is a clinic with hours from 8 to 530 Monday through Thursday. Psychiatric nursing has always been my passion, and I've always been an 'old soul' if you will. I got my first love fo...