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@riskmanager Thank you so much for this information! I'm sure many others will benefit from it as well.
Hey, that sounds nice. It's really scenic up there, right? I was very fortunate actually. I was even more fortunate in that I'm essentially in a solo practice. I'm the only guy there besides the office staff and adult therapists.
I trust that you realize that having your own insurance has no bearing to what settlement decision is made by your employer's insurance. So if your employer's insurance decides to settle a case and you are reported to the NPDB, your own insurance has nothing to do with this. By the same token, if your own individual policy does not have a 'consent to settle' clause in it, your own individual policy may very well decide to settle a case regardless of your wishes.
If you truly enjoy and love psych I would go for that first. You could always return back for your FNP. Based on some of the postings here, some parts of Florida appear to be very saturated with FNPs, however being bilingual is definitely an asset. Georgia may be a better option as a psych NP and as PsychGuy pointed out nationally the need is greater for psych NPs at this time. Something to consider if you decide to expand your focus beyond those two states.
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.
@dumplins I see this as well. Even when recruiter's send me things for NYC it's usually no more than $135k. I did receive an email for Upstate NY for $150k! No thanks! lol
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'm salaried and most NPs in my area are salaried unless they work per diem or contract work. However any on-call or other duties would require additional compensation. Three CEU/CME days, $1100-1500 for CME, 4-5 weeks vacation and payment for license/DEA/prescriptive is typical.
I have been seriously considering FNU for their DNP, however I am having some concerns about their national accreditation. Has anyone else heard of the reevaluation of recognition status of ACEN?
I have been considering their DNP but have concerns over their national accreditation. They are accredited by ACEN which appears to at risk for loss of recognition.
Alexb45 Correct me if wrong, but there isn't a specialty certification for cardiology or dermatology so if you as an FNP who are trained as generalist works in either, you are not out of scope of practice. Psychiatry is a specialty that requires extensive training and knowledge in the field and you are board certified for psychiatry only. I don't know what state you are from but where I live the majority of employers would never offer non psych certified a position so it's a mute issue here. If your malpractice insurance is willing to fight a lawsuit for you practicing out of your scope I'm amazed but I know I have to practice within my scope and will not put my license at risk. I'm surprised this was not covered by most NP programs that a topic like this even exists.
I have been a Family Nurse Practitioner for almost ten years now, and have been working with a plastic/cosmetic surgery group. My training as an FNP did not prepare me for this role as there were no surgical rotations in my program. I had previous OR experience as an RN and was fortunate that one of the surgeons were willing to hire and train me as a new NP for their practice. Yes, there definitely was a learning curve in the first year or two but I think your success depends on the willingness of your physician to train you in your given field.
I see a dermatologist who is an FNP, yet there isn’t a Board Certified Dermatologic Nurse Practitioner, and I couldn't be happier with the care I receive. I have another colleague who works with an interventional radiology group, and from my understanding there is no certification for that specialty either, yet she provides excellent care. Most typical family nurse practitioner programs offer little to no training in most of the specialties that NPs work in, yet they all have positive patient outcomes. I can go on and on.
IMO IF the psychiatrist you will be working with will provide you the necessary training and not throw you out there on your own right away, I say go for it. A lot of the knowledge you will obtain will be from on the job training. Depending on your state if you will be collaborating with your physician, I am almost 100% certain that the physician will not put their license at risk by allowing you to practice without supervision until they are certain you are comfortable and competent to provide excellent and safe care for your patients.
In my years working with a variety of other medical professionals, I have found that PAs don't seem to have this issue among their profession. From my understanding, their training encompasses all aspects of medicine plus they are required to do rotations through most specialties. Yes, PAs have specialty certifications they can obtain however they don’t have "turf wars" between specialties as most Nurse Practitioners do. If there is a board certification in your speciality I absolutely encourage you to go for it. IMO as advanced practice nurses we are doing ourselves a disservice by having these "turf wars" between specialties, by telling each other "we cant do this or that." I understand the training for the FNP may be limited in its scope, however this may signal a change on how all nurse practitioners are trained/educated. As healthcare changes we also have to change and work together as a profession.
Congratulations!! Your state is fast! I passed my boards on May 28th but in New Jersey they say it takes at least 2 months to receive your license!!!
Chaoticdreams33 I also took it last night and it did give me some things to focus my studies on. My test is adult so some of the kiddie questions, I just went with gut instinct..lol.
Megank5183 I haven't applied for any jobs yet but I think it really just depends on your area how the job market is. You can do searches on indeed to see what the job openings in your area look like.
Chaoticdreams33 I sent you a PM and the Barkley DRTs are finally available.
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