Need psych np preceptor

  1. Hello All,

    I am searching for a Psych NP preceptor for September, 2017. My designated preceptor opted-out last week and I'm trying to replace her for 2 days/week.

    I'm super dependable and a hard worker. If it helps, I am a FNP-BC and available for work in the family practice role 3 days a week as well.

    I'm in Texas but willing to travel. PLEASE HELP!

    Thank you!
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  3. by   Texas_Nurse77
    Hello All,

    I am searching for a Psych NP preceptor for September, 2017. My designated preceptor opted-out last week and I'm trying to replace her for 2 days/week.

    I'm super dependable and a hard worker. If it helps, I am a new FNP-BC and available for work in the family practice role 3 days a week as well.

    I'm in Texas but willing to travel. PLEASE HELP!

    Thank you!
  4. by   Jules A
    I always recommend a psychiatrist over a NP. Definitely a young, sharp psychiatrist would be my target. Good luck.
  5. by   Texas_Nurse77
    Absolutely! A psychiatrist or an NP would do at this point.

    Thanks for the advice, Jules!
  6. by   Jules A
    You could consider cold calling or going in person to small outpatient practices because some psychiatrists who are self employed are finding that even at a very good NP rate we are still way cheaper than bringing another psychiatrist into the practice.
  7. by   LRCVnurse
    Hey guys. I've run across this forum many times but this is the first time I've posted. I've been having a bit of inner turmoil for some time now trying to decide what will be my next move for my future. I currently am a critical care nurse in a very high acuity CVICU. I've worked here for two years and it has been the only job I've had as an RN. I primarily went into nursing with the end goal of becoming a CRNA. However, at times I find myself debating whether I want to work in a high stress hospital environment anymore (granted, these thoughts usually occur after a rough night). I've been thrown in the flames many times over at my current job. I was forced to start charge nursing in the CVICU only 9 months into my career as a nurse. I was overwhelmed and terrified most every night. I had a unit full of staff even younger than myself all looking up to me for answers that I didn't have. I've since become a lot more experienced and confident in my skills, but feel my experiences so far have left a bit of a sour taste in my mouth.

    Sorry for the rambling. I've got everything lined up to apply for CRNA school, but am a little nervous. As I said, the whole reason I wanted to be a nurse was for the chance to be a CRNA. Most nights I enjoy what I do, but the stress does get to me time to time.

    Is there anyone who experienced burnout as an RN? Did anyone have any doubts about their career as a nurse, but went on to have success/happiness by furthing their career to become a CRNA?

    Thanks for any responses
  8. by   Texas_Nurse77
    Hello All,

    I am searching for a Psych NP preceptor for September, 2017. My designated preceptor opted-out last week and I'm trying to replace her for 2 days/week.

    I'm super dependable and a hard worker. If it helps, I am a FNP-BC.

    I'm in Texas but willing to travel. PLEASE HELP!

    Thank you!
  9. by   traumaRUs
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  10. by   Texas_Nurse77
    Hi Jules,

    Well, I cold called and sent faxes to every child/adolescent psychiatrist in my area. I've had a few answers, only to say they already have students. Texas is terrible for nurse practitioners and students. I'm having a really hard time because the state is locked and students in my area are only accepted from the local university YET the need for psych providers is tremendous. I feel disgusted and disappointed at this point.

    I would travel out of state for a preceptorship, but I need to work. Should I look out of state? Please help.

    -Disappointed in Texas
  11. by   HikingNinja
    Quote from Texas_Nurse77
    Hi Jules,

    Well, I cold called and sent faxes to every child/adolescent psychiatrist in my area. I've had a few answers, only to say they already have students. Texas is terrible for nurse practitioners and students. I'm having a really hard time because the state is locked and students in my area are only accepted from the local university YET the need for psych providers is tremendous. I feel disgusted and disappointed at this point.

    I would travel out of state for a preceptorship, but I need to work. Should I look out of state? Please help.

    -Disappointed in Texas
    Did you ever find a preceptor? Do you need child hours only? Or would adult be okay? What school? I might know of a place in Nevada. Quick licensure. But at this point I don't know if you'd be able to get a clinical contract in place that quickly. Let me know.
  12. by   Texas_Nurse77
    Hi Hiking Ninja!!

    I was just about to give up. No, I have NOT found a preceptor yet. I need child psych first, then adults psych in the spring. I'm through the University of Massachusetts-Amherst online. I also saw your post for telepsych preceptor?

    The process is pretty simple to get going.
    1. A preceptor form must be filled out
    2. Preceptor Information and CV
    3. IF the preceptor wants an affiliation agreement, we can do that, but not required.

    Please help. Class starts Sept 5!

    Thank you!
  13. by   HikingNinja
    Quote from Texas_Nurse77
    Hi Hiking Ninja!!

    I was just about to give up. No, I have NOT found a preceptor yet. I need child psych first, then adults psych in the spring. I'm through the University of Massachusetts-Amherst online. I also saw your post for telepsych preceptor?

    The process is pretty simple to get going.
    1. A preceptor form must be filled out
    2. Preceptor Information and CV
    3. IF the preceptor wants an affiliation agreement, we can do that, but not required.

    Please help. Class starts Sept 5!

    Thank you!
    First, how many hours do you need this Fall? My program wanted 100 hrs child, 100 hrs senior, 200 adult and 200 whatever we wanted. But these were spread over 3 semesters & we could mix age groups each semester. I got the majority of my child hours through telepsych. Alay Health Team based in Wisconsin. It's a quick 2 weeks to get licensed there. Check with your program. They may not allow telepsych or may limit the number of hours. They also take on site students if you are able to do that. Extremely flexible with schedule. Get on their website & send an email to their info@alay email address.

    The other 2 sites are mostly adult, some child. After approving the preceptor the school sets up of a clinical contract with the preceptors workplace. They have to check business license, liability insurance, etc. It's actually a pretty involved process. I'm uncertain as to why your program didn't give you a heads up on that part.

    I also recommend joining the FB group PMHNPS & More. It's a group of students & potential preceptors. Very helpful.
  14. by   Texas_Nurse77
    Hiking Ninja,

    I want to thank you soo much for replying to my post about a psych preceptor. I have been in contact with Alay and they agreed to a preceptorship. You saved me, seriously! Please let me know if you need anything at all in the future. Also, if you're ever in the Austin, Texas area, do let me know. I feel like I should take you to lunch, at least! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

    So grateful!!

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