I published this in psych nursing forum with no luck, so I'm trying here. Sorry for redundancy if you've already read this post
I'm a nursing student considering a career in psychiatric nursing and eventually going for an advanced degree in that field. I want to ask current PMHNP's a few questions. Your answers are much appreciated as I'm trying to figure out which road to take.
What do you like and don't like about your job?
Do you feel that getting a DNP adds anything to one's clinical practice? I've been browsing university websites and I get an impression that the classes added on top of regular PMHNP program are really not geared towards advancing practical skills but more towards administration/research. When it comes down to the service you provide to your client, does having a DNP really matter?
If you specialiced as a Family PMHNP, how is your practice with teens/children different from treating adults?
Do you believe that having med-surg experience would help/helps you?