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  1. Interesting times in psych
    Where does it say that a physician needs to be a board certified anything to certify anything....? What I'm sharing with you is how to make things work so that you are least impacted. If you prefer,...
    Nov 21
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. Interesting times in psych
    I would advocate for it too! California doesn't really have "supervision" required - just collaboration. The key is to develop a good working relationship with a doc. They don't need to be a...
    Nov 19
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. Interesting times in psych
    You're right of course Harmonizer about legal restrictions, I disagree though with the statement that the patient is at an "unfair disadvantage"... 1. Regarding paperwork/certifications, etc - it...
    Nov 19
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. Areas of focus for DNP capstone project...
    Have to laugh - if they aren't doing well, let's make em a DNP - wouldn't that prolong their suffering - or would it kill em quicker! (I think you meant DNR.....)
    Nov 15
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  5. MSN-PMHNP Program Recommendations?
    The University of North Dakota has an outstanding program. You take additional coursework in Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Psychopharmacology and Epidemiology - meaning more units than most programs...
    Nov 6
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  6. Has anybody done Telepsych?
    Thanks Harmonizer, It is also my understanding there are no separate billing codes for telepsych....but would use, for example, G0406-408 and G0425-427. I don't want to get into a philosophical...
    Aug 28
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. Has anybody done Telepsych?
    I'm looking at an interesting offer working in Tele-psych - wondering if anyone has done it.... If so, what was your experience? What kind of billing were you able to generate? Any problems you ran...
    Aug 27
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. Anti-psychiatry movement thoughts?
    What I love about psych is that we have the opportunity to potentially help someone experience life in a more full and complete way. Having worked in the ED, ICU, etc, etc, I have found that in Psych...
    May 5
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. Psychiatric NP what can I do?
    Really not that big of a deal. I'm at a community clinic and the medical director handles that sort of thing routinely. Involuntary hold authority is also not that big of a deal. I've been seeing...
    Apr 22
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  10. Any Psych Nurse Practitioner's out there?
    If you're really interested..... Psych nursing is not well respected in the nursing world (I am not saying this to insult people but this is what I've seen). Just like many cultures, there is...
    Apr 12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  11. Suggestions for online Psych NP Program
    University of North Dakota - excellent program and affordable. Avoid Midwestern State at all costs!
    Apr 6
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  12. Advanced Nursing Lacking "Medical Science"
    LOL!! Too funny!
    Apr 1
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. what am I worth? negotiating…
    You're right Trauma - and that's ok if you're already making a good buck as a cardiologist but not so much if you're trying to earn more as an already underpaid NP. If we just compare our earnings to...
    Mar 22
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. what am I worth? negotiating…
    I feel it is a mistake to negotiate based on what the "average" pay for NPs in your area is because that serves to simply maintain the status quo - which is way too low! Besides, how do you find...
    Mar 21
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. Clinicals when you work Mon-Fri?
    I think the obvious answer is that if it is important to you to finish your NP program, you have to make adjustments to your work schedule. I quit my m-f day job (in nursing!!) and started working...
    Mar 10
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  16. Best Psych NP program
    University of North Dakota!
    Oct 17, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  17. Collaborating physician problems
    Hi Miriam, More training and experience is never a bad thing and increased hours in clinicals could not hurt, however I think you really validated your concerns AND established your own...
    Oct 4, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. Anybody been to north dakota univ for msn?
    UND has outstanding programs including a CRNA program. They require more units than most NP programs because you take 2 semesters of pathophysiology, 2 semesters of pharmacology, epidemiology and in...
    Aug 20, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. California NP's
    Sometimes I hate being right..... The difference is that the CMA group attacked with vigor while CANP did little to actively and aggressively lobby..... CMA used fear, uncertainty and doubt -...
    Aug 8, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  20. California NP's
    WOW! I am shocked, amazed and happy to have miscalculated!! We're not completely there yet but.....! There are indications that Hernandez is looking to amend the bill to require NPs to be...
    May 30, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  21. Most Rigorous NP Programs (worried about NP Curriculum)!
    The University of North Dakota has an excellent program - more units but you will be well prepared.
    May 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  22. In Support of Independent NP Practice
    I am amazed and happily admit that I was wrong! It isn't completely there yet, but the California Senate passed SB491 today! The bill will now go to the Assembly. Please contact Sen Hernandez, who...
    May 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  23. NP Independent Practice States
    Practice of law is even more varied - each state determines its own rules - some have reciprocity agreements others don't....some states only recognize grads from ABA schools, others allow...
    Apr 25, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  24. In Support of Independent NP Practice
    We shouldn't give in as readily on the more education argument. Longer training yes - more education maybe. Lots of foreign MDs in the US went straight to med school from high school (yes it is...
    Apr 24, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. In Support of Independent NP Practice
    LOL - Ok....back to the ranch.....again.... Does anybody know of any DATA, any STUDIES, ANYTHING EVIDENCE BASED, that shows NP directed/provided care to be less than excellent (or at least...
    Apr 24, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)

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