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hppygr8ful has 15 years experience and specializes in Psych, Addictions, Elder Care, L&D.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. MARIANNE WILLIAMSON

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    Party safely

    Such packages are extremely rare. You may have to adjust your expectations!
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    Nurse diagnosis prioritized

    I highly recommend the nurses pocket guide to Diagnosis, Intervention, and rationales. by Deogenes. You can find it on Amazon
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    Need a psychiatric nurse to interview!

    If you still need someone I'm willing
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    Setting the Precedent: Nurses Fired for Being Sick

    Just want to clarify for those reading that "Right to Work" and "At Will Employment" are two different things. In right to work states you cannot be forced to join a union in order to work in a union shop. In At will states either party employer or employee may terminate the relationship without giving a reason. Hppy
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    Not 4 sure

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    Patient/Resident Identifiers

    In the home I supervised we used a photo and if the consumer was verbal we would ask them their name! We never used writs bands. Hppy
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    New Nurse, Med Error = Lost Job

    Don't throw in the towel yet! Will right more when I get off work
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    Call to action! Nurses in Monitoring Programs

    I am actually looking for some evidence based longitudinal studies to prove disprove the efficacy of AA/12 step programs. I didn't mind going so much until my BON started mandating which kind I went too such a one big book study, one open discussion , one women's stag etc.... Hppy
  9. Am I missing something here omeprazole and Prilosec are the same drug. hppy
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    "Sadfishing" Trend May Be Risky for Teens

    I was having a discussion with my millennial co-workers about the trends in teenage depression and suicidality (I was born in the last year of the baby boom) and made a comment that I blame it on the TV dinner. The minute families stopped gathering around the table for at least one family meal was the beginning of the end. Connecting with family and guests was a way to form less self centered relationships. Today people sit at the table separated by their social media. We have had a rash of kids at the facility where I work posting on wannaroxia websites where they compare their thigh gaps and other sites where they compare self mutilation. They actually form friend groups and plan to get hospitalized together. Not sure I have any answers but I do believe that no minor should have unrestricted access to social media. Hppy
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    Unsafe on the Psych Ward.

    That's about right _ I've had up to 26
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    BON or Nursys in NJ

    If there is a matter of public record such as a conviction there are links to the case information.
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    California Probation Question

    Typically you can work in any setting that is willing to work with whatever restrictions you have. I was in Diversion not probation so am not sure what the difference is. In Diversion you had to send a copy of the job description to your monitoring entity and they would give approval or not for the job. Hppy
  14. You seem to be overly focused on young pretty female nurses as the source of your problem. It's not uncommon to try to shift the blame to other sources rather than take ownership when one's actions and behavior lead to problems with the BON. The problem as I see it is not the BON. I owe the CABON a huge debt of gratitude for allowing me to continue to work while in their diversion program. I was able to focus on my underlying problem (clinical depression) without the crutch of alcohol. I got better and so can anyone else who needs the discipline and oversite of a program to stay away from alcohol or other addicting substances. That being said there are many here who have been unjustly shoved into expensive one size fits all programs that have little to do with recovery. This message is not for those people. The problem is however not with "pretty girl's" with no criminal background. They weren't lucky they were careful with their lives. I, myself drank alcoholically for 30 years since the age of 13 and never once got behind the wheel of a car while impaired. You made a choice to drive under the influence and now you are paying for that choice. So place your anger where it belongs. Weather you decide to continue your nursing career or not, if you have a problem with alcohol (and I'm not saying you do) you will eventually have to come to grips with it. What is needed in these program is independent oversite to keep them honest. The BONs are currently sub-contracting their monitoring programs to private for profit companies who are abusing the power it gives them. Peace and Namaste Hppy
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    rehired after terminated for attendance

    Can happen and did for you but be sure to have perfect attendance from here out. You know full well you can be terminated.
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    Support Planned Parenthood Today!

    On a side note I contacted my local PP to ask about prenatal care for a patient and was told they don't offer pre-natal care, Nor does my local PP do PAP smears or mammograms. Not saying some locations might not do those things, though.