Lapreea, My first RN job was like that. We had 18-24 pts and the LVN did meds.
Where I work for RNs it's 6-8:1 usually. And for the techs they usually have 8 pt's on their rounding board. This is for inpatient psych where most pt's can do ADLs independently.
Does anyone have any info on the program?
I was told that they are making it longer the last time I spoke with an advisor.
Also from a current student I heard that they had hired a pediatric NP to be director of the psych NP program.
It is extremely hard to get info from the school. I had called them, sent an email and filled out the request for info form. Also some information online is old and incorrect.
Often it depends on the situation and the specific patient especially if they have a history of violence on the unit. If they do enough to attempt to harm someone or themselves we give them EM meds. I have given emergency meds before because a pt was disrupting the milieu. We had already attempted verbal deescalation, zydis 20mg PO and taking the pt to a quiet room. The pt remained highly agitated and did not stop the behavior and was given IM medication while in personal restraint.
I have considered it before. I just can't see myself doing the schooling for crna or being in the OR for long periods with the gown, mask and hairnet on. I'm surprised there is no term agreement. Thats Interesting about becoming a tech and the salary change for not passing nclex. Are you wanting to do crna later?
Yeah I'll definitely let you know. I can be so fickle that I like having options. One week I'll be like I want to end up being a psych NP then next week it's fnp, so I'm thinking maybe a critical care position would be best and that way I can do anything pretty much after that experience.
Eh its ok. I should have gotten a recommendation from a unit manager, but I didn't think about it until spring break. I have a position waiting for me at one of my jobs and I also accepted an offer from THR, neither of them are critical care though.
The psych position is not affiliated with Baylor. The downside is there is no tuition reimbursement and the health insurance will cost more. I have not received an offer from Baylor yet just an email for a phone screen. It's just hard to decide between doing something medical or psych.
Awesome Sneed. Congrats. I got a call for temple med surge but idk if I want to move down there. Also I'm having a hard time because I have a psych position for around 30 or maybe a few more an hour. But I'm afraid of being stuck in psych.