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  1. Questions for Psych NPs
    I had about a year and a half of inpatient psych experience before I started my program. I will have about four and half by the time I graduate next May (three year program). I think experience in...
    Mar 30
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  2. How to become a PMHNP?
    I agree that RN experience is not technically "necessary", but it makes the transition to graduate coursework/clinical much easier. Something as simple as therapeutic patient interaction cannot be...
    Feb 4
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. How to become a PMHNP?
    1. Finish your ADN 2. Pass NCLEX 3. If possible, find a psych RN position (highly recommended, it's important to make sure you really enjoy psych nursing before making the commitment to become a...
    Feb 3
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. Interested in PMHNP, but need advice
    The program is going very well, if you have any specific questions about it feel free to PM me. Do remember you have to have at least a year of full time RN experience prior to beginning clinical...
    Dec 27, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. Interested in PMHNP, but need advice
    I also live in rural Arkansas and am halfway finished with the PMHNP program at UAMS. My advice would be if you want to do psych do it, I can't imagine being stuck working as an FNP just because...
    Dec 26, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. University of Arkansas - NP online programs
    I just sent you one
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  7. University of Arkansas - NP online programs
    U of A only doesn't have a PMHNP program. I'm guessing you are referring to UAMS, which is also part of the University of Arkansas but has a totally separate college of nursing among other health...
    Oct 29, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  8. What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story?
    We had a patient on our geri-psych unit that chewed tobacco. He had pretty severe dementia and got pretty agitated without it so he was allowed to have his dip a couple times a day (this is no longer...
    Oct 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  9. RN Salary Survey 2013:  Post here!
    1. Northern Arkansas 2. 3 years experience 3. Inpatient Geri-psych 4. $19.45 5. No weekend or evening diff. $2.50 for nights and $2 for charge. No increased pay for education i.e. BSN or ANCC ...
    Oct 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Psych versus family
    I would recommend that if your heart is in psych, do psych. I am halfway through a PMHNP program and have not regretted my specialty choice for a moment. As far as shift patterns go, I have seen some...
    Aug 23, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  11. Acceptance into NP school with Bachelor's pending?
    When I was accepted to University of Arkansas MNSc Program, FPMHNP track, when I had a pending BSN. They gave me conditional admission, this was in April and I am now half way through my first...
    Oct 4, '12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  12. Sexist Comment by Unit Director
    Thank you everyone for your opinions. :)
    Jun 2, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Sexist Comment by Unit Director
    Wow, talk about over reacting. I simply told him in the meeting the men on our unit did the same amount of pt care as anyone else. I just thought it was kind of odd he would praise the men and not...
    Jun 2, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Sexist Comment by Unit Director
    He said it specifically to the males in the room. Not nitpicking, I just thought it was a bizarre thing to say.
    Jun 1, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Sexist Comment by Unit Director
    at a recent unit staff meeting our new director, a lmsw, made the comment that he is proud that all the "guys" are willing to clean up "poopy diapers". i found this extremely offensive. we have one...
    Jun 1, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Am I expecting to much from my nurse??
    I would be curious to see how you feel after you graduate and begin working. I worked as an aide on an inpatient rehab floor in a hospital before I graduated nursing school. The nurses I worked with...
    Feb 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. How long did it take to get your license?
    Well, I would think have a valid degree. I don't know what you mean by that exactly. I graduated from a public state university so I would assume it was valid. I'm curious as to where you're getting...
    Jan 21, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. How long did it take to get your license?
    Thanks for the reply. It's been two weeks without anything. I'm starting to get worried that I'm missing something. I've searched on here for someone with a similar experience, but haven't found...
    Jan 20, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. How long did it take to get your license?
    Hello! I passed my NCLEX-RN on January 6th, and have yet to get my license from my state board of nursing (Arkansas). Luckily I have landed a job and they are allowing me to work as a tech while I...
    Jan 18, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. I thought I was through worrying.
    Yeah I've done the PVT trick a few times, and have gotten quick results from my state. I am more than happy to be patient, but now it is effecting my orientation. From what I can tell I have passed...
    Jan 10, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. I thought I was through worrying.
    I took my NCLEX-RN on the 6th, finished with 75 questions, and felt pretty confident. I did the PVT and got the good pop-up. Check my results on my states BON website (Arkansas doesn't partcipate in...
    Jan 10, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. How did you study for NCLEX?
    Oh, one more thing. Do all six of the Q Reviews after you've listen to the lectures and studied the notes. My average was a 74% if that helps you gauge yourself. Good luck, you can do it.
    Jan 7, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. How did you study for NCLEX?
    When I took the live review they told us just to study the material they provided. I was a little skeptical, but after taking the NCLEX I think that is good advice. However, prior to taking Hurst I...
    Jan 7, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. How did you study for NCLEX?
    I just took my NCLEX-RN today, and honestly I found it easy. I was anxious and scared to take it, and mind you I was one of the top students in my nursing program. There is so much hype around the...
    Jan 6, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. Couple both working shift work?
    My husband is a paramedic and works 40 hour blocks (24 hours on, 8 on-call, and 16 on). I work three 12 hour shifts per week, and am able to work my schedule around his. The last day I work is...
    Jan 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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