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  1. NPs in 10 years
    Staff nurse and NP are different jobs. I think working off shifts short staffed managing providers and other staff and taking care of patients should be well compensated. NP's autonomy and...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. Recent CNS Graduate ?????
    I am still hoping that as we get closer to 2015, the remaining states will recognize CNS as APRN. I think that is the most direct way we can transfer from state to state and retain prescriptive...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  3. Admin NP
    I do locum tenens as a psych np. I have an outpatient and an inpatient placement I return to. The outpatient is quite draining though i really like the staff and the patient population. The...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. What is your opinion of OTs?
    I like OT's for their evaluation skills- I think there is a test for independent living, and I am glad to hear OT's input on these kinds of things. I am in psych. Also in psych the OT run skills...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. Insurance credentialing for CNS
    I think there is an active CNS group in OR. They might be helpful. I am a CNS (psych) and do locum tenens. I have an OR license. One of the facilities I was presented to (a state facility) is not...
    Jul 3
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  6. Difficult co-worker
    I would probably go with what vintagemother says till off orientation. Will your supervisor evaluate you? That is all that counts, really. If this person is tight with the supervisor you may need...
    Jun 29
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  7. So, as a nurse it's my #1 priority to serve your narcs on a platter...
    On student doctor network , the pain management and rehab section, there is a thread called "the opioid epidemic ". . people are finding that long term treatment with opioids is not effective for...
    Jun 22
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  8. Masters Degree while working full time?
    What about the clinical?? I did my MSN working FT and my workplace let me flex my hours since my clinical had some daytime mandatory meetings. I started out one course at a time. This was before...
    Jun 20
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. Mid-Life Career Change to Nursing
    I had a BA in Psych and went back to get BSN. Many credits transferred. Every college has different prerequisites. Sciences only good for 5 years. A lot of science courses needed. A lot of...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. whats the possibility?...
    To me it sounds like you will be eligible to take your RN boards but have not taken them. So you are not an RN. To me it sounds like you have a LPN license and want to work as a LPN. To me it...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. Help me not be cynical
    Pain medicine is tricky. I read several posts on student doctor network in the pain and rehab medicine section on "the opioid epidemic" . In response to an article in the NY times. It looks like the...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. License by Endorsement DC/VA
    DC will tell you what they want. Every state is different. Directions are probably on their web site.
    Jun 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Resignation with only 2 weeks notice?
    I would try very hard to leave on good terms. Try to negotiate with HR or whomever. And then try to negotiate a delay with the travel company. You never know when you may need a reference. The...
    Jun 15
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  14. Recommend travel agencies
    They like experience but they also want to place you. Some places count RN experience. Why not call a few agencies and ask? Staff care, Barton, advanced practice. These are the agencies I think are...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. Need Advice: I Don't Want To Be A Crisis Clinician!
    Great opportunity for the right person. You should be paid, even for training. Maybe you could negotiate the hours and/or not do it too often.
    Jun 8
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  16. Stand alone psychiatric facilities
    Part of milieu management is overseeing a group program so that patients learn coping skills and other things during their hospitalization. It also gives a structure to the milieu. 1:1 meetings with...
    Jun 8
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  17. I dislike nursing but love therapy--PMHNP or LMHC?
    I would go for the PMHNP. And I would get additional training in therapy--there is a lot to learn and it is very interesting. When I got my MS in the early 90's, my foundation was therapy. Now I...
    Jun 8
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  18. Off the wall question about NPs
    I look over SDN to see what the doctoral level clinicians are up to. There are a lot of posts on AN about the future of the nursing and APN profession and other professional and legislative issues....
    Jun 4
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  19. Getting CE's online?
    -The Carlat Psychiatric Report 1 CME per monthly issue. .5-1.0 psychopharm. Reviews new research -Massachusetts general hospital academy videos of psych grand round for CME. Free -Stephan Stahl...
    Jun 4
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  20. Recommend travel agencies
    @nursetim. Can you tell us about the issues. I am looking into a spot in Salem OR and I try to think ahead about the housing when possible. In about 8 staff care assignments over 3 years I had two...
    Jun 1
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  21. Billable services in psychiatry for MSN not NP
    I worked in a behavioral health clinic recently where there was a nurse (in this case a LPN) who could bill some payors for giving injections and for nursing assessments. She saw patients recently...
    May 31
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  22. Recommend travel agencies
    I have been doing locum tenens for 3 years. I only working with staff care because they have come through with the jobs and all my credentialing is with them. I have had good interactions with Barton...
    May 28
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  23. Enticing preceptors: What to offer?
    I think a busy practice could make use of volunteer help so you could get your 400 hours. Maybe just network. Call your state aprn professional associations etc.
    May 17
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  24. Collaborating Physician Fees
    It likely depends on state requirements. I was in a group one time in MA where 4-5 APRN 's met monthly with the psychiatrist for one hour. My agency paid my fee but the local APRN's each paid $50. He...
    May 17
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. Can A CNS work as a staff nurse?
    Call the insurance company. Malpractice insurance might not cost much more if you are not prescribing.
    May 14
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)