Certification in Addictions Nursing Promoting/Protecting the Health of the Public - page 2

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    Castlegates, did you ever get to take the test?
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    I first got certified when I worked inpatient dual diagnosis rehab....I have moved into an outpatient Drug & Alcohol setting an am the Addictions Nurse..The pay is nowhere near hospital pay, but the job is much less stressful and so much better for me. I love what I now do..
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    Do you need to be CARN certified before being a CARN-AP? does the latter cert require more? whats the main differences?
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    You can go straight to the CARN-AP test if you have the advanced practice requirements.
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    thanks
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    I passed the CARN-AP. I took it in October got the results last night....
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    Is there a benefit to getting becoming a CARN-AP in addition to a PMHNP if you want to work in an outpatient setting with mental health/addiction patients? Or would most of the addictions-related knowledge/treatment capacity already be included within the PMHNP?
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    Quote from priorities2
    Is there a benefit to getting becoming a CARN-AP in addition to a PMHNP if you want to work in an outpatient setting with mental health/addiction patients? Or would most of the addictions-related knowledge/treatment capacity already be included within the PMHNP?
    IMOH: Having the CARN-AP in the addiction setting establishing a speciality for practice with a unique subpopulation with in the scope of the PMHNP. As for hoe muwc addiction related information is included on the PMHNP, I have no knowledge of the test make up.
    There Co-Occuring questions on the CARN-AP.
    I went this way first still looking at if the PMHNP would benefit me personally and professionally.

    Good look!!!!!
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    Hi, cfaith. I'm nearing. Completion of my pmhnp program and will be taking ancc boards in a few months. I've had my eye on the carn and carn-ap cerys for a while, but admittedly still ignorant. Right now I work in an acute locked facility thqt diee treat dual diagnosis and offer detox svcs. I also work at a psych urgent care, and of course often mental illnes and addiction are co-occurring. Therein lies the practical appreciated on for my interest in the cert aside from just beijg genuineely interested.

    How has this changed your professional career? Is it recognized and/or desired by employers? Is it advantageous to have this in conjunction with the pmhnp? I am considering joining as a srudent member of the intnsa, but before I do I am trying to do my due diligence since I have sooooooo much costs in the way of certs, boards, board ex study materials, membership dues, etc to pay for in the near future.

    Any advice is appr


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