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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    I have a degree and training hours in substance abuse counselling. Im wondering do my training hours have to be post RN or pre RN to qualify to take the CARN test? Thanks everyone.


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