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- Mar 18 by Caulifloweri'm perplexed.....if PMHNP is such a great field to go into, then why are so many universities discontinuing the psych track of their NP programs?
- Mar 18 by harmonizerQuote from CauliflowerI will jump on this before someone else comments. It is because the transition from age-specific psych (adult or child) to life-span psych per APRN consensus model had made it difficult from many schools to re-structure their curriculum. And on top of this, the specialty is unpopular and limited. Most people want to flexibility of FNP that they can blend into more roles and jobs.i'm perplexed.....if PMHNP is such a great field to go into, then why are so many universities discontinuing the psych track of their NP programs?
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- Mar 18 by myelinyup. psych is definitely a highly unpopular specialty, both for nurses and MDs. It's one reason why there's such a high need for psych prescribers. That's why people shouldn't go into the field because of the supposedly higher salaries (as harmonizer has stated, this may or may not even be true depending on your location), but rather because they're passionate about mental health.
- Mar 19 by megank5183I agree, but making good money wouldn't hurt
- Oct 23 by priorities2Mzaur, the BLS publishes data on nurse practitioner salaries and concentrations by state and metro area. You could check that out though it wouldn't be specific to psych.
- Oct 24 by mzaurThank you. I did look there but saw that it was only NP, not specific to PMH