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  1. New Grad Job Market PMHNP
    In reading your post, I get the impression that you are not currently a nurse. The rest of my reply is based on that assumption. If I'm wrong, then please disregard what I'm about to say... I...
    Mar 10
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  2. UND (University od North Dakota) program
    I highly recommend the UND program. It is well organized and you will receive a top quality education. If you complete the program, you will be well prepared to function as an NP. You will take twice...
    Feb 22
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. Do I need psych experience? PMHNP
    Peds is great experience - get solid on medical peds then pick up some part time psych. See if you can find something doing crisis evals. As another person mentioned being a psych rn is a completely...
    Feb 19
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  4. Any Psych NP's with advice???
    Gee PMHNP, you're not a real happy camper are you? You posted essentially the same thing on another thread - and here's my response again.... Gosh PMHNP, I think you went to the wrong school!...
    Jan 4
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  5. PMHNP Psych NP Questions
    Gosh PMHNP, I think you went to the wrong school! The program at UND was very strong. We had a very challenging semester of psychopharmacology on top of 2 other semesters of pharmacology, and 2...
    Jan 3
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  6. Are FNP salaries in family practice really this low?
    10 yrs? Its actually 2 yrs in didactic, the rest is clinical. After the 2nd clinical yr, they get paid - and can earn more moonlighting. Medicine is starting to establish 3 yr programs where 2...
    Dec 22, '14
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  7. 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, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. 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, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. 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, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  10. 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, '14
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  11. 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, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  12. 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, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. 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, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. 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, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. 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, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  16. 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, '14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  17. Suggestions for online Psych NP Program
    University of North Dakota - excellent program and affordable. Avoid Midwestern State at all costs!
    Apr 6, '14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  18. Advanced Nursing Lacking "Medical Science"
    LOL!! Too funny!
    Apr 1, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. 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, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  20. 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, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  21. 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, '14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  22. Best Psych NP program
    University of North Dakota!
    Oct 17, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  23. 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)
  24. 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)
  25. 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)

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