Psychcns 12,175 Views
Joined Feb 10, '06.
Psychcns is a Psych APRN.
She has '30' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Psychiatric Nursing'.
Posts: 866 (43% Liked)
@ eat-pray - love. : i took several writing classes at Gotham writing workshop in New York. Some were in person and some were on-line. All excellent
@social media coach BSN -have not submitted at all for paid jobs. I wrote an article a few years ago for a travel nurse magazine and I do have a blog but I rarely update any more. I think my next step is to have a few pieces and start submitting. I need some direction on this. I am not sure exactly what to do.
@trauma. I have written three articles for allnurses. Waitning for inspiration for the next step! I want to be paid and have something regular. I also like literary magazines. I want to write about living as an expatriate and working as a locum tenens. How I took the plunge to do something different like this. The rewards and the obstacles. The shape of this I get bogged down. Thanks for your interest.
One way to manage anxiety is with structure. Have a consistent approach for each patient- a template. Have your own decision trees of when to ask for help. Negotiate for a reduced patient load for the first few months. Find a mentor. Find support. Try to stay calm. Best wishes. You can do it!
The places I have worked inpatient, one time a psychiatrist was listed as the attending. Otherwise I am. For outpatient sometimes I have a collaborator and sometimes I dont. I thought in independent practice states I am responsible for my own practice. Even in collaborative practice states I am responsible for my practice. Do you have a different understanding? What state? One time. I had a psychiatrist read my charts and it felt like micro managing and was not helpful. I consult with psychiatrists. How are you seeing the accountability of a psychiatrist as different from mine when it is often the same role.
As a psychiatric provider I have the same role expectations as a psychiatrist. Yes, we are regulated by our state BON, and we are usually credentialed as part of the medical staff.
OP-since you have an interest in addiction and pain management, have you considered any additional certification. There is CARN (certified addiction registered nurse). I think there is alsocertification in pain management nursing. As elk park says, working with these patients takes expertise and sensitivity. Why not learn more about it. I would think the pt would need to manage her pain without triggerring a relapse or at least be ready to deal with a relapse. I bet there is a role for nursing in all this. At very least to learn how to best support the patient. Best wishes.
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