Psychcns's Nursing Blog

By Psychcns

Joined Feb 10, '06. Psychcns is a Psych APRN. She has '30' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Psych'. Posts: 540 (35% Liked) Likes: 401

Forensic Psychiatric Nursing: A Unique APRN Opportunity

After thirty years psychiatric nursing experience in various roles, locum tenens is perfect for me. When I want to work, I sign up with a few agencies, tell them my availability and hope something will come through. This time I can only work in 2 month blocks- a normal assignment is three months so I was not sure anyone would take me for only two months. Luckily my recruiter found me a spot. "The position is in corrections." She said. My husband was immediately worried about my... Read More →

Reflections of a Locum Tenens Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

I drive on long, winding, country roads. The roads are paved here--always a shock when I come to the United States from my expatriate home in Costa Rica. I am in the first world now: it is early spring, still chilly from winter, no leaves on the trees. I am in my second locum tenens job ever--the lady on my GPS directs me so I don't get lost. I provide psychiatric care in a rural setting where patients have poor supports, poor health, and poor dentition. "Working here is like being in... Read More →

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