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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: 848 (42% Liked) Likes: 771

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  • Jul 25

    For a PMHNP and a FNP you will have two certifications to keep up. For a psychology degree you will learn more about how to do therapy I would think. If you get your PMHNP you would be qualified to do therapy and you could pursue programs to learn to treat trauma etc. Psychotherapy is less valued in our culture than it should be. It is much more all-encompassing and interesting than meds but meds are where the jobs are for PMHNPs.

  • Jul 25

    I make $78 HR in New England. This is psych aprn. Locum tenens. No benefits. Try looking up on salary.com

  • Jul 23

    Start taking prerequisites to remember how to study and write papers.,

  • Jul 19

    I make $78 HR in New England. This is psych aprn. Locum tenens. No benefits. Try looking up on salary.com

  • Jul 17

    At the clinic after 4 years was making 100k per year. Her hourly rate didn't change because she was doing therapy. They were very glad to hire her and she wanted therapy experience. Private practice is a 60-40 split. (She gets 60 percent-the practice gets 40 percent). You are only paid when people show up so you have to have a good business head. ( I like hourly myself).

  • Jul 17

    A PMHNP friend, just out of school, worked 4 years in a community outpatient rural clinic with good MD supervision. She also negotiated for 4 hours of therapy per week. She just left that clinic to join a private practice where she will be doing meds and therapy with supervision for therapy by a psychologist. There are ways you can incorporate therapy but your market value is meds.

  • Jul 17

    At the clinic after 4 years was making 100k per year. Her hourly rate didn't change because she was doing therapy. They were very glad to hire her and she wanted therapy experience. Private practice is a 60-40 split. (She gets 60 percent-the practice gets 40 percent). You are only paid when people show up so you have to have a good business head. ( I like hourly myself).

  • Jul 16

    For a PMHNP and a FNP you will have two certifications to keep up. For a psychology degree you will learn more about how to do therapy I would think. If you get your PMHNP you would be qualified to do therapy and you could pursue programs to learn to treat trauma etc. Psychotherapy is less valued in our culture than it should be. It is much more all-encompassing and interesting than meds but meds are where the jobs are for PMHNPs.

  • Jul 16

    For a PMHNP and a FNP you will have two certifications to keep up. For a psychology degree you will learn more about how to do therapy I would think. If you get your PMHNP you would be qualified to do therapy and you could pursue programs to learn to treat trauma etc. Psychotherapy is less valued in our culture than it should be. It is much more all-encompassing and interesting than meds but meds are where the jobs are for PMHNPs.

  • Jul 15

    Start taking prerequisites to remember how to study and write papers.,

  • Jul 14

    Start taking prerequisites to remember how to study and write papers.,

  • Jul 14

    Start taking prerequisites to remember how to study and write papers.,

  • Jul 13

    Why is NP insurance so much less than MD's.

  • Jul 13

    How many staff will you be supervising? How about setting up individual meetings to get to know them. Also attend all their meetings:report. Etc. I hope you are getting paid enough.

  • Jul 10

    OP- your question was about direct entry NP programs and how important is it to be an RN first. There are many posts in the NP section of all.nurses about the two roles being very different and yes, you can be a successful psych NP without working as a RN. Part of the direct entry programs includes obtaining a RN license and I think in some programs working as an RN. Everything is accelerated but it can be done. I have a BA in psychology and went back to get my BSN. Worked about 10 years and then I got my MSN. Worked in management and education for a few years years and for the past 7 years or so working as a psych APRN as a locum tenens. All my background experience has been helpful. The work is intense mentally and emotionally and very interesting and satisfying. And psychology and psychiatry are different. Maybe check out curriculums and schools, and see what is doable for you. And spend as little money as you can on credits and degrees.


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