Barnstormin' PMHNP 7,612 Views
Joined Mar 8, '12.
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Hey Congrats! I'm done too! I read all the posts in this thread and can I say we are in a much better place now! I passed my boards and am starting in September. Great Job and Good Luck!
Yes I am finally done. It was a long haul and I can finally say:
I am Barnstormin' PMHNP-BC
I have a great job waiting for me that I negotiated an awesome salary for
I have no intention of ever going for a DNP/Phd
Best. Day. EVER.
I would be looking for a new position or start looking at a transfer if you want to stay in the state system. Unfortunately, it sounds like the way my state runs things as well, you are not respected at all.
It is a slippery slope with these kinds of places, and I think that at some point you will have had enough. The question is how much more time do you want to waste on these jokers before you leave.
All the previous posters have great advice.
I just finished my grad program and have been in school for the past 6 years. I have 4 children who are just finishing high school and some are in college. No matter what age your kids are you are going to miss out on many things. Babies need you, but man, teenagers need you as much if not more, so it doesn't really matter what age they are, it matters if YOU can handle it.
Your children will benefit from a mom with a higher salary, better quality of life (depending on your job of course) and a lot of time during school age to go to all those functions. Quality, not quantity is what matters with kids.
Xeno, I am working inpatient acute unit, doing consult liason and carrying a caseload. My collaborating psychiatrist is awesome and loves to teach. For my salary I was lowballed by HR (typical for them) and fought long and hard with the backing of my director and psychiatrist to get a 30k increase. I'm very happy with that.
I worked per diem on this unit as an RN so it is familiar ground, and I do love acute psych. I am also very pleased with having a psychiatrist with decades of experience who is just amazing
JustKeepDriving, fascinating path to psych!
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