New Psych. Nurse need help to write a proposal for increased RN staffing

By Juli Black posted 07-12-2010 11:17 AM

  
Hi, I am a new psych nurse and have been in this position for 1.5 years. I am working in an outpatient behavioral health facility with Seniors suffering from depression and anxiety. Our census has went up and I am requesting further hours for our part-time RN. I have been asked to justify this need. I have logged my time for 3 weeks and have an understanding of where the majority of RN ours are spent. I really need guidance on how to properly prepare the data into a proposal. Thanks for any help available. Sincerely, Juli Black
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09-11-2010 08:01 AM

I am new to the forum, but have worked with seniors. I would stress the importance of medical coverage in a population with cormorbid disorders as well as their identified mental health issues: heart disease, diabetes, pulmonary diease, osteo disease and more. The elderly can be more susceptable to side effects due to many of the naturally occurring aging processes amd need to be monitored carefully I wish you luck in your nursing journey.Jude.