Goals & Objectives

  1. 0 Anyone have any source for goals and objectives for psych conditions?
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    About zenman, APRN

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  3. Visit  NPAlby profile page
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    Uhm can you be more specific please. I dont do care plans and that's what that sounds like.
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    Just measurable psych goals/objectives for psych patient...for a student. Heck, I haven't done a care plan in ages, lol!
  5. Visit  NPAlby profile page
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    I know there were nursing books for this when I was in school. Of course I dont remember off hand. I think I used Mosby while in school for care plan type of things.
  6. Visit  cfaith profile page
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    I usually have something related to Safety &/or Orientation if identified as a need.
    Something like... Goal: free from self injury/harm- will id (or verbalize) triggers to self harm ....will seek safety zone when impulse to harm is noted
    Goal-zero forced meds: demonstrate compliance with medications

    Once you identify the needs or problems the patient can help you identify what they are willing to work on (if pt not actively psychotic)
  7. Visit  lemon23 profile page
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    Zenman I need some advice and I think your the guy. I'm a 27 year old male, started out a couple years in ICU in cincinnati and I've just kinda flipped into psych with an interest being pmhnp and the navy reserve (monthly stipend) program. I can't PM on here but can you give me any insight or advice into your experience and life compared to other np fields you've seen? jmlemo23@gmail.com. Would be greatly appreciated brotherman, its hard to find psych nps here
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    I can't tell you about all my life experiences until certain time limits have passed, however, as screwed up as the world is PMHNP is a great way to go. More interesting than plugging holes in people and inserting tubes, etc. (Been there, done that) All you need for equipment to practice is...well nothing but your brain. In contrast to other NP areas, you have the option of using ancient "techniques" if you wish. For example, I've trained with Shipibo shamans in the Amazon and Q'ero Indians in the highlands of Peru. Now I'm studying ways of the Kalahari bushmen (certainly more interesting than working on the DNP!) I can run a fire ceremony, do soul retrievals, for example as well as prescribe modern meds or do therapy. Ask an FNP or any other NP to practice as they did in the old days, lol!
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    Quote from zenman
    I can't tell you about all my life experiences until certain time limits have passed, however, as screwed up as the world is PMHNP is a great way to go. More interesting than plugging holes in people and inserting tubes, etc. (Been there, done that) All you need for equipment to practice is...well nothing but your brain. In contrast to other NP areas, you have the option of using ancient "techniques" if you wish. For example, I've trained with Shipibo shamans in the Amazon and Q'ero Indians in the highlands of Peru. Now I'm studying ways of the Kalahari bushmen (certainly more interesting than working on the DNP!) I can run a fire ceremony, do soul retrievals, for example as well as prescribe modern meds or do therapy. Ask an FNP or any other NP to practice as they did in the old days, lol!
    Hey now, us other NP's still do blood letting techniques to treat certain blood disorders. LOL
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    Quote from TX RN
    Hey now, us other NP's still do blood letting techniques to treat certain blood disorders. LOL
    Yes, but they work only for one condition that I know of, and it's not the preferred way.
  11. Visit  TX RN profile page
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    Quote from zenman
    Yes, but they work only for one condition that I know of, and it's not the preferred way.
    It's preferred treatment for hemochromatosis. Chelation if anemic.

    But I'm just messing with you.

    My tool bag doesn't have anything close to those you carry in yours sir.

    Cheers.
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    Quote from TX RN
    It's preferred treatment for hemochromatosis. Chelation if anemic.

    But I'm just messing with you.

    My tool bag doesn't have anything close to those you carry in yours sir.

    Cheers.
    That's the condition but I meant ancient bloodletting was not the preferred method. Now, remember that PMHNPs don't have to carry a tool box as it's all in our head, lol!
  13. Visit  Zenman9 profile page
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    Zenman,
    My patient given moniker is Zenman too, so I had to take Zenman9 with my favorite number since you had it!
    I have been a practicing Acupuncturist and Yoga Teacher for the past 9 years and got certified as a Life Coach a few years ago. Your answer above says a lot about what attracts me to Psych work. The option of using other techniques, in my case Acup and Yoga is great.
    I am looking in to Psych NP programs and wondering about the time and money commitment. I have two young, beautiful boys and a wife at home that I'd rather not abandon for long stretches. I am willing to 'set the family aside' as one person told me for a set amount of time to get through it and get the license.
    My questions are:
    Is the compensation/lifestyle of a pych NP a good quality of living? It seems so to me with the flexiblility to work privately or otherwise as well as to travel, but I'd love to hear your take.
    Is an online program something worth considering for someone with no nursing experience?
    Should I go for a direct entry 3 year program or bang out the accelerate BS and then go for the MS?
    Thanks for your sharing, they resonate with how I roll.
  14. Visit  zenman profile page
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    Quote from Zenman9
    Zenman,
    My patient given moniker is Zenman too, so I had to take Zenman9 with my favorite number since you had it!
    I have been a practicing Acupuncturist and Yoga Teacher for the past 9 years and got certified as a Life Coach a few years ago. Your answer above says a lot about what attracts me to Psych work. The option of using other techniques, in my case Acup and Yoga is great.
    I am looking in to Psych NP programs and wondering about the time and money commitment. I have two young, beautiful boys and a wife at home that I'd rather not abandon for long stretches. I am willing to 'set the family aside' as one person told me for a set amount of time to get through it and get the license.
    My questions are:
    Is the compensation/lifestyle of a pych NP a good quality of living? It seems so to me with the flexiblility to work privately or otherwise as well as to travel, but I'd love to hear your take.
    Is an online program something worth considering for someone with no nursing experience?
    Should I go for a direct entry 3 year program or bang out the accelerate BS and then go for the MS?
    Thanks for your sharing, they resonate with how I roll.
    Yes, the compensation and lifestyle is good as long as you enjoy the work. I love my job in spite of some minor annoyances that I can't really complain about. Some NPs complain about direct entry programs and can tell the difference with graduates of such programs. In psych you really need to know almost all medical conditions and meds because some of these can cause psych-related problems or your psych meds may interact negatively with other meds. Some of your meds may also cause physical problems. In any cause you have some health care background and can learn the above. Good luck.


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