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Joined Feb 10, '06. Psychcns is a Psych APRN. She has '30' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Psychiatric Nursing'. Posts: 826 (42% Liked) Likes: 741

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  • Jun 27

    The other thing forensics psych np's do which I should have included is determine competency to take or refuse psychiatric medications. This can involve preparing documents for court and going to court to present arguments. The judge
    makes the decision. Regular inpatient psych np's do this too and the law varies by state.

  • Jun 27

    I went part time; it took about 3 years. Glad there was a part time option. Most people I knew needed to work full time while in grad school. I was already working in psych. My education built on what I had already learned in previous classes and what i had learned on the job. I actually prefer that it was not "an immersion experience." I had a high GPA and have had a successful career. I think many employers value work experience at least as much as education.

  • Jun 25

    Sorry to hear about this. You are not the first to steal drugs from work to self medicate. You owe it to yourself to take charge of this situation. Try some AA or NA groups. If you like these programs you will learn about your addiction and how to better cope. Find a therapist who knows how to work with people with drug issues. There is a LOT of help available when you are ready. Best wishes!

  • Jun 24

    Is telepsychiatry an option in your state? Or schedule your follow ups early?

  • Jun 17

    Sounds good! I have worked in psych for 30 years and it has always been interesting for me. It is great that they have training programs for psych tech because there is a lot to learn. I hope it is not expensive. Is LPT licensed psych tech? Then yes it is a good way to go. Get some experience as a tech and then decide if you want to make a commitment to become an RN. Regarding your size, it shouldn't matter. You will learn deescalation skills and how to work with a team to manage violence. Best wishes!

  • Jun 15

    I think empathic listening and engaging patients in their treatment is important. So is accurate diagnosing and prescribing. So is staying within time frames.

  • Jun 11

    I think empathic listening and engaging patients in their treatment is important. So is accurate diagnosing and prescribing. So is staying within time frames.

  • Jun 11

    I think empathic listening and engaging patients in their treatment is important. So is accurate diagnosing and prescribing. So is staying within time frames.

  • Jun 11

    Within past few years have done inpatient and outpAtient psych in NH OR and MN. Have found most if not all practitioners (MDs and APRNs) to be competent and diligent.

  • Jun 10

    APRNs have proven their safety and competence over the years and People not comfortable with APRNs should see MD's.

  • Jun 9

    No.. Find a community college. Get your ADN. Then consider options for BSN.

  • Jun 9

    No.. Find a community college. Get your ADN. Then consider options for BSN.

  • Jun 9

    No.. Find a community college. Get your ADN. Then consider options for BSN.

  • Jun 9

    This is an awful experience. It does sound like PTSD and there are some effective therapies, i.e. EMDR. Continue talking about it with your EAP/ private counselor and friends. Processing an event like this sounds very difficult. Give yourself all the time and support you need. Best wishes.

  • Jun 9

    No.. Find a community college. Get your ADN. Then consider options for BSN.


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