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  1. Psych Nurse Practitioner - Need some guidance/advice! Please!
    First of all, you have a lot of plans for the next 8+ years. By the time you start your NP program, it is likely to be a DNP program, you probably know that. 1) I worked as a psych tech when I was...
    Oct 20, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. PMHNPs - also doing primary care?
    Passing the core NP courses doesn't prepare one to manage medical problems, it's a foundation to build on with cliical courses. I work at a community mental health center, and treating medical...
    Oct 20, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. What states are hiring new grad NPs?
    There are a lot of postings in the career area on the AANP website. Also, my state NP association has a number of postings. And lastly, the school I went to had potential employers contact them all...
    Oct 7, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. Did anyone get there degree online?
    The online programs are not going to go away, there are just too many people who cannot attend traditional schools. Schedules, distance, family and work situations prevent many people from attaining...
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. Legal Question
    The practice of post-hospital phone calls is a good one. The problem lies in trying to give advise and practice over the phone. My advise is to ask people who are having problems to come in and be...
    Jul 14, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. Ancc adult psychiatric np exam
    I used the Mometrix flashcards. They were very helpfull, as well as the test-taking tips that were included. The test was changed recently, and I don't think all the review materials have caught up...
    Jun 23, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. Men in Nursing Calendar
    I have a free Men in Nursing 2011 from Lippincott. It features different men in all areas of nursing. No beafcake, just regular guys like you and me at work. They are free (not sure how I got mine in...
    May 5, '11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  8. What does a male nurse practioner do?
    Currently going to school at Wayne State University. There are over 400 NP students, and ~11 different programs. The 2 specialties there are no men in (as far as I know) are Womens Health, and Nurse...
    Mar 30, '11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  9. Losing motivation to study, any tips??
    All the techniques for developing good study habits would fill a book, and have- many of them. I want to suggest 2 things. These may or may not apply to you. #1 lay off any mood altering...
    Mar 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. PA to NP
    I would look at a direct entry program. There are quite a few programs that are available as online or distance learning, which may fit in with your work situation. I would look at a DNP program, it...
    Feb 5, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. Opinions about Direct-Entry MSN Mental Health/Psych Programs
    I am just finishing my psych NP program, and have 20+ years experience as a psych nurse. This background has been invaluable as I have progressed through my program. I know many of my classmates do...
    Feb 4, '11
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  12. education to be a Psych nurse?
    The basic level of Registered Nurse is a starting point (not actually, but I will get to that in a minute). You can test for your nursing license with an Associate Degree from a community college, or...
    Feb 4, '11
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  13. Loan repayment for ARNPs?
    You have to be working as a nurse, and it has to be in a federally qualified health care setting. I qualified this year, but the fund ran out of money before they got to me. :crying2: So it is...
    Oct 24, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
    The clinical practice of a psychiatric nurse practitioner involves the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of those with a mental illness. Medications are just a part, therapy is also an important...
    Oct 24, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. My undergrad GPA will likely prohibit me from becoming a NP
    I wouldn't bother retaking classes. Go ahead and try applying to a school, many will let you in on a probationary basis. You have to maintain a certain grade average for say, 6 months, then you will...
    Oct 20, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  16. Online classes suck!! What's your experience!!
    I got my MSN from Norwich University. All of the problems you identify as being barriers to success would not be an issue there. Norwich also has one of the highest satisfaction rates with graduates....
    Oct 20, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  17. What do you do as a Psych NP?
    I am in an adult psych NP progam, and also am working at a community mental health center. What a psych NP does varies quite a bit, depending on the work setting. You are credentialed to practice in...
    May 20, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. Male nursing and needing chaperone
    I wonder what the hospital would do if the opposite situation were presented, a male patient demanding only a man to take care of him.
    May 20, '10
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  19. Male Nurse considering the switch from M/S to Psych
    You sound a lot like me when I finished nursing school. I had a sinking feeling that I had made a big mistake, I just wasn't liking med-surg, and the feeling that there was something still undone at...
    May 20, '10
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  20. MSN in Psychiatric/Mental Health nursing
    Many Master level programs are not as hard to get into as a lower level degree, though you may have to take the GRE. For Bachelor programs in this area (Michigan), a 3.0-3.5 GPA is the norm, though...
    Mar 15, '10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing


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