Mookiepsychnp 1,513 Views
Joined Jul 18, '10.
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I don't think anyone here was suggesting this in any way. I was originally planning to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology and decided that the Psych NP path was a better choice for me for several reasons. And for the record, I currently work at a hospital, have worked in several divisions, and also volunteer in the psychiatric division.
To be clear, just because folks are aware of the income potential or high demand for something and include that concept in their discussions doesn't mean that is the only reason they are interested in it. Also, the point of this thread was to try and solicit input from those with experience in the field, due to an awareness of the potential hazards and pitfalls. Read the first post.
But I will agree with you that perhaps the lack of responses to these types of threads is mainly due to low numbers...and the iron fist of the Psych NP Illuminati....
Right now psych is hot. Supply v. Demand. Southern US. Start 150k. Everybody and their cousin wants ED. I used to work ED as a RN. Never saw the appeal. I liked urgent care better - more realistic, existential life problems that all clinicians should understand and be able to treat.
I definitely have my own no matter what the company provides. They may decide to settle a case, which would have my name attached even if innocent. I always feel better safe than sorry.
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