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futurepsychrn has 3 years experience as a ADN and specializes in Pschiatry.

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    What is night shift actually like?

    The SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR, the team you work with!!!!!! From what I've observed, night shift teams tend to be more cohesive than day shift, probably because they have more time to get to know each other. Just my opinion but I've worked both.
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    What was your first job as a new graduate?

    Hospital Skilled Unit. Loved the job, great place for a brand new nurse to start as you get to see a huge variety of things. However, I lasted only 5 months because of bullying. 1.5 years in psych, my chosen specialty but a new clinical manager killed that. Currently MedRehab, which I like a lot but since I'm older and it involves a lot of lifting don't know how long I'll be able to do it.
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    Social Media and Doxxing - Your Thoughts???

    The answer is yes I would to both questions. This us not high school, I'm an adult, and as such don't worry about what people say about me. Furthermore it's none of my business what they're saying. AND they have the same 1st amendment rights I do.
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    Bedside Nurses: Undervalued, Poorly Retained and What Experts Say

    That's the point, where I work the way they do the schedule, I never get 4 days off in a row.
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    Bedside Nurses: Undervalued, Poorly Retained and What Experts Say

    And then they make sure the 36 hrs is in 2 different shift cycles and you don't get the 4 days in a row off anyway. So tired of it!
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    Social Media and Doxxing - Your Thoughts???

    And that will be next! It's a slippery slope. If anyone thinks that the corporations won't start monitoring what is said in the privacy of break rooms and such they need to wake up and smell the coffee. This is where our country is headed friends.
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    Social Media and Doxxing - Your Thoughts???

    I'm going to take a slightly different position here. Are we not still in America where freedom of speech is guaranteed by the 1st amendment? As long as HIPPA is not violated, why would you let someone tell you what you can or cannot say when you are not at work? It baffles me that we have come to the point in this country where we allow ourselves to be made sheep for corporations. If your company tells you you may not EVER have a glass of wine while employed by them, will you do that also? If they tell you you can't shop at a certain store because they don't agree with their policies, do you stop shopping there? If you work for, say a Catholic hospital, and they say you must stop attending your church and only attend Catholic services and you MUST attend church regularly do you leave your chosen religion and do as they say? When you are not on the clock, they are not in charge! When do we say enough is enough? A job is just that, a job, at least mine is. It's not my life it's my job.
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    Security Won’t Stop The Violence

    And meanwhile where I work they took our security because of the expense. We get 1 guard from 7p-7a, and he can't leave the security office. The hospital is in a really BAD neighborhood and there is minimal staff in the hospital at all times. We have no daytime security. The main campus has 1 guard from 7p-3a. In other words, they could care less if we are safe.
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    The Top 5 Financial Scams Targeting Senior Adults

    The only thing this could EVER, in a million years, have to do with nursing is to report it if it is disclosed to us. In my opinion, this is a non-nursing article.
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    Does the Doctor-Nurse Game Still Exist?

    I have literally been in trouble for "not showing the Dr enough respect." My reply? "Respect is earned." This for a Dr that placed an 89 year old pt on a Behavioral Health unit because (his exact words), "You actually qualify for a skilled unit, but you'll get much more attention paid to you on this unit." At the time we had an extremely loud, violent pt and the poor man was terrified, and offering people money to " keep me safe." What I learned in nursing school was to be an advocate for my pt!
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    Quitting during probation/orientation

    This! I've worked psych since becoming a nurse 3 years ago. Enter a manager that made Cruella DeVille look like an angel and I left a job I loved. I decided to try med/surg because I got tired of hearing "psych nurses aren't really nurses," we literally had a nurse from the ED ask, when giving report on a patient, "This person is a diabetic and needs blood sugars, there's someone there that knows how to do that, right?" But I digress, med/surg is a nightmare, at least where I worked. 1 day on the floor, 1 day of computer system/charting training and the next day it was "here's your 7 patients, you're on your own today." What????? I have handled a whole floor of psych pts with no other nurse on the floor for a whole 12 hour shift and had no issues, however, I knew the computer charting system. I lasted 3 weeks on that med/surg floor and walked. I've now obtained another job in psych and I intend to stay in psych! It's all included in this little rant, horrible, lazy untrained preceptors, bullying, unrealistic orientation, horrible nurse managers. The reasons nurses leave are many and varied, and I've experienced most of them
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    Back to Psych I Go!

    I love psych!!!!! It's actually the reason I went to nursing school. It's a different kind of hard compared to regular nursing. There are days your emotions are literally drained when you come home. Kudos to the med/surg nurses that can work in that environment, as for me, I'll stick with psych!
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    Just a vent... medical vs psych

    Let's deal with real facts here. There is a real danger in having a patient with a PICC line or an IV on a psych unit. Perhaps the patient is used to the PICC line and won't bother it, however, how about that psychotic patient on the same unit that is intent on doing the most damage they can do? How about the violent patient that erupts at the least little imagined slight? How about the suicidal patient that will do whatever it takes to "end it all?" While the person with an IV or PICC line may be just fine with it, it is a liability and safety issue for them and every other patient on the floor, not to mention the staff. I understand that staff that doesn't work in psych don't see the big deal about it, I get that, however to the staff on the psych unit it's a huge deal. I have suggested that maybe a couple of days cross-training in both positions could benefit both sides. Just my opinion.
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    Back to Psych I Go!

    So I've learned a hard lesson in the past month. I started my nursing career on a skilled floor of a local hospital, loved the job but couldn't deal with nurse bullies. Left after 6 months. 3 months later got a job on a psych unit, my dream job, stayed there 18 months. Wonderful job and nursing team. Absolutely loved it!! Enter a new nurse manager who took a cohesive well oiled, well-functioning team and ripped the fabric right down the middle. Suddenly, everyone was suspicious of everyone else and patient care suffered. With much regret, decided to resign. I decided, in my infinite wisdom (LOL), that I should give med/surg nursing a try. Oh my, lasted less than a month, cried every day. It's not every job that they tell you on your second day "here are you're 7 patients and you are responsible for them." I had 1 days training on the computer system and quickly sank. I have handled 13 psych patients without another nurse on the floor for 12 hrs with no problem. Lesson learned! Thankfully I have now been offered a psych position at a stand-alone psych facility. After a lot of soul searching, I have come to realize that while I am an acceptable med/surg nurse, I am a great psych nurse. The point of this post? Don't ever let anyone convince you that because you chose the nursing specialty of psych you're "not a real nurse."
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    42 Years Old - Is it too late to become a nurse?

    Thank you ☺
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    How old were you when you started nursing school?

    52 when I started, 54 when I graduated last August. Got 4 job offers right away, just started work a month ago. Never, ever too late.