Barnstormin' PMHNP 9,633 Views
Joined Mar 8, '12.
Posts: 355 (66% Liked)
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.
Excellent post, and so very true.
I notice that sometimes when I thank fellow health care providers for their assistance they almost always look surprised, then suspicious and then really pleased when they realize I'm not putting them on lol.
KansaFNP, I would "like" your above post a hundred times if I could, great sense of humor.
I think not.done.yet's post should be a sticky somewhere on this site, preferably in multiple areas. Very astute and wise......I think it is the best post I have read.
I have used Dove for decades on my face and body, I even use it for shaving my legs. I love scented washes too and my ongoing favorite is Crabtree & Evelyn's "Nantucket Briar". It's spicy and herbal. I also get whatever smells good when bodywashes are on sale. Sometimes I use my husband's Old Spice body wash....love that spice!!!
Is it weird that this post pulled me out of lurking mode?
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
YAY! what a great feeling, eh?
I live in NYS and am graduating in 4 weeks with my PMHNP. If you have specific questions I would be happy to answer any I can.
This is a bit OT but Jules is right. My class (various NP tracks) was very good about sharing job offers and negotiations. The FNP's were getting offers from 70k to 120k.
A local facility offered a male FNP 100k and a female FNP 90k for pretty much the same position and they had similar experience as RN's. My job lowballed me below the FNP's (I am a Psych NP). I negotiated hard and had another offer in hand for 25k more at another facility. I did my homework and knew my worth, they ended up offering me 130k with an excellent benefit package.
I enjoy the posts that have a patient that the Nurse is looking for input on from the other nurses on this board. I am always amazed and fascinated at the clinical knowlege that the many different posters have and how there are so many aspects to patient care. I think that is why the psuedo articles that disguise themselves as clinical facts frustrate me so much. I love nursing and respect the knowlege of my peers and do not like to see this disrespect to the intelligence of nurses.
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