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  1. What to expect during assessment for TPAPN
    OP, at the very least you showed poor judgement stealing the dilaudid from work. You stole it to get high. This is what addicts do. I think at your interview the more you can admit you have a problem...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  2. Locum Tenens
    Hi resilient nurse :) I keep track of everything I spend by category when on an assignment. -un reimbursed travel expense -gas -tolls -meals -lodging -office supplies -continuing Ed -books
    Aug 13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  3. New Nurse ... not distinguishing myself as brilliant
    If you are a rock star at charting that means you are organized and you know what is important enough to document. This is a very important skill. I agree with the poster who said to focus on meds....
    Aug 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Who prescribes for themselves or family
    I have never seen or heard of a BON, place of employment etc saying it is OK.. They may not address it.. Not sure if this is enough. Ask your malpractice carrier.
    Aug 3
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  5. Who prescribes for themselves or family
    No. Only prescribe for people I have a patient relationship with. Most boards of nursing prohibit prescribing for self/friends/family. Most BONs specify you need to assess people before...
    Jul 30
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  6. Who prescribes for themselves or family
    No. Only prescribe for people I have a patient relationship with. Most boards of nursing prohibit prescribing for self/friends/family. Most BONs specify you need to assess people before...
    Jul 30
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  7. From an MD no less!!
    This post is from last week. As an outpatient provider I can diagnose "soup to nuts" within my specialty. Neither I or an MD will know if this is a textbook presentation until the person is...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. Locum Tenens
    Staff Care I have considered Barton and Advanced Practice but Staff Care has always come through first.
    Jul 25
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  9. Where to begin...........
    Look at curriculums of possible schools. You have a good background for FNP or ACNP..talk to people in the roles or maybe shadow them. Since you are so experienced you might like the extra...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  10. From an MD no less!!
    @Riburn. Good argument for calling us all the same thing. I like "provider. " I guess we could question what is the role of doctorally prepared clinicians..
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. What kind of NP are you and what is your work setting?
    Locum tenens.
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. The Path to NP
    I work as a psych aprn. No lifting! though in inpatient you might have to help with restraints. There also might be lifting requirements for school. I think lifting is part of some job...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  13. How much orientation is needed for a new NP?
    One of the stimulants, I think Adderrall has recently been approved for binge eating disorder. Very controversial. I would be especially careful especially with people with cardiac issues.
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. From an MD no less!!
    As noted above, I like thinking of it as a mid-level education compared to an MD, enough education to be a provider. I don't mind the term but enough people find it offensive or confusing so I try...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. Caring isn't enough as a psych NP
    I had a locums job which gave me 90 min for an eval and 30 min for follow up. I incorporated therapy and did a great job choosing meds. I can manage with less time. If I am not satisfied with my...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  16. Treating psychosexual issues
    I have been fortunate to work in practices where prescribing controlled substances is not pushed. I try other meds first and expect people to be working in therapy. Sometimes people self medicate...
    Jul 17
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  17. Treating psychosexual issues
    It sounds like these women need psychotherapy. I am surprised your psychology mentors are not more encouraging since they have the most education in psychotherapy. As a psych np you can do...
    Jul 14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. Lost my NP job Friday
    @windsurf.. OP just lost her job and is looking for suggestions.. she stated a preference for treating certain psych diagnoses in the future. The diagnoses she specified: depression, PTSD, anxiety...
    Jul 9
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  19. Lost my NP job Friday
    I had a CNS friend who was laid off, got unemployment, job counseling and a good job through the unemployment office. I would apply for unemployment, just in case. You are an experienced NP. You...
    Jul 6
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  20. Disillusioned/Legal Concerns
    Is there an admission policy? A provider needs to accept the admission and write the orders.
    Jun 21
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  21. Psychiatric Medication Nurse
    Is there a safety checks policy? Are you violating it if you give a med when on checks? Does the policy have a procedure for handing off checks? Is the patient expected to wait for you to hand off...
    Jun 20
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  22. Massachusetts and NP restriction
    I worked in MA for a few years as an APRN and physician collaboration was required. However, per the BON, this meant a minimum of one meeting every three months. Different worksites had different...
    Jun 13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  23. Most active psych NP jobs?
    Atomic woman: I try to find jobs where i see patients every 30 minutes. I have seen pts every 15 or 20 minutes. If office is not close to waiting room you are walking a lot to escort patients. I...
    Jun 10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  24. Most active psych NP jobs?
    Outpatient- a lot of walking fast to keep up with the volume.
    Jun 7
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. delegating physician
    It sounds like they could legally but why would they- what kind if direction would a psychiatrist provide to a primary care practice? I think some states specify that the physician has to be board...
    Jun 7
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)


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