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  1. Got turned down, keep applying?
    Apply everywhere. And follow all the above suggestions. Try to also go to conferences. Anything to keep learning about the field. Someone will let you in. You just need that first job!! Best...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. Need a confidence boost
    Right now there are lots of Psych np jobs especially if you are willing to move. In the northeast, there are jobs in western MA and NH. I think other places too. Look on People prefer...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  3. Feeling very inadequate
    I think too the "pimping" practice where a senior person asks the underling quiz type questions about their patients is stressful. I know a lot of people find this helpful and it is a common method...
    Nov 22
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  4. Should this be grounds for dismissal? (from the pain clinic)
    What is your clinic policy on not taking meds as prescribed I would give her a medically safe taper of the oxycodone and referrals to other providers..
    Nov 22
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  5. Joining a private practice as a Psych APN, need advice
    I did one day per week for 1 1/2 years. I got an hourly rate per patient for meds and therapy. I think it was $40. This was years ago!! I stopped working there the day no one showed up ( a...
    Nov 20
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. Thoughts on capstone project idea
    I think this would be interesting. The role of first responders in trauma is an interesting area - what is helpful, etc. Maybe you could do a literature search on pub med. there is a lot of...
    Nov 17
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  7. I don't think Nursing is for me
    For now, keep doing it. Try to find regular work. consider going back to school for nursing or something else. Keep looking around. LPN programs are hard. And you got your license. You have...
    Nov 16
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. Interesting times in psych
    I have had about 30 years experience in psych. I have 7 years prescribing experience. I find that if I think about a difficult patient situation long enough I find my own solution. I collaborate with...
    Nov 10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. NPs working with chiropractors
    I saw a chiropractor for several months many years ago with a good outcome. I eventually learned how to keep my back strong with exercise. It is good to have options with healthcare. I am supportive...
    Nov 9
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  10. Interesting times in psych
    Psych NP and psychiatrists do a lot of the same things: interview patient, diagnose, prescribe medications, etc. Psychiatrists have a lot more education and are trained in a medical model. Same as...
    Nov 8
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. Cut my losses or see it through?
    Have you thought of getting some career counseling? There are tests you can take to help you narrow down your interests. That school sounded too fast paced. As far as multitasking, it takes practice.
    Oct 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Is a FNP working for a Psychiatrist legal ??
    Get some psych CME's- there is a new DSM-the DSM 5, there is new medicare billing documentation the last couple of years- your doc may be on top of all this. Massachusetts General Hospital Academy...
    Oct 9
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. Thoughts on ADD/ADHD Medication
    Not everyone has side effects. I suggest working with your psychiatrist to figure out the best treatment for your symptoms. The pharmacist should not be disrupting your relationship with your...
    Oct 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. hated by medical director.
    Agree with the two posters above. Start looking for a better work environment.
    Oct 4
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  15. can I be a cns at sjsu?
    If you go psych you want a psych np. The psych CNS exams are being retired..
    Sep 28
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  16. Has anyone gone from CNS to NP
    Trauma. Are you worried about not being able to find work with a CNS. I have the same issue. I understand that as long as I keep up the CNS and the state laws allow it I can practice.
    Sep 27
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  17. NP working in a non-provider role
    If they are looking for an NP to do front desk work and a little extra ( administer vaccine, provide minimal education). They don't know what they are doing. I go back to they need an office nurse. ...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. NP working in a non-provider role
    The poster who says it could be a CNS role is correct. Since it is a new program you may need to write a job description. Also will you supervising office nurses, front desk people? Are you...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. Is reentering nursing even possible for me?
    Take the refresher course and other suggestions people have given you. Put together a résumé and start job hunting. Best wishes
    Sep 19
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  20. Retiring In Your 70s
    I plan to work till at least mid 70's. I do locum tenens psych. APRN. I love my profession and doing it in 2-3 month contracts I do not burn out. I worked one place with a psychiatrist who was 82.
    Sep 19
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  21. NP working in a non-provider role
    It sounds like an office nurse job. They don't need a provider for that role.
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  22. Afghani MD now a PA and NP
    I would list your md degree and would emphasize your interest and passion for nursing and health care. I wouldn't say anything about planning to be an np because they might not want to hire you for...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  23. WHAT if I cannot find my own housing??
    I generally do find people to hang out with but not always. When i don't, I chat with hotel staff about tourist things, I talk with friends on the phone, I swim, meditate, read, pursue interests,...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  24. Job offer
    Ask! If you have the offer this is the time to ask.
    Aug 28
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. Psych NP burnout
    For the drug seekers you may want to have your own rules, ie only give benzos for pts in therapy and try everything else first- ssris, visteral, trazadone etc. For the burnout. I like swimming-...
    Aug 27
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)

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