PMHNP---Help! - page 2
by mtsteelhorse 3,907 Views | 16 Comments
I've applied to a couple of PMHNP programs and been accepted to one. I should hear from the other school soon. I'm in such a dilemma. I thought for sure I would go this route but after some recent events I'm beginning to doubt my... Read More
- 0Nov 25, '12 by myelinQuote from truffles111If you don't want to prescribe medication then PMHNP is not the way to go...I am still deciding which Masters program will best the best fit for me. I as far as PMHNP, my main concern is prescribing medication...yikes!! Now that you mention it, safety is also a concern.
- 0Nov 26, '12 by mtsteelhorseQuote from truffles111LCSW will allow you to do that, providing you can live on their salaries. I personally would have a tough time with that. Good luck!True...it just makes me nervous. I like counseling and educating patients, along with health education in general. I love working one on one, and even thought about a Masters in OT....or Social Work...still have yet to figure out the best route.
- 0Nov 28, '12 by priorities2Though, the true salary range for PMHNP and LCSW vary widely. A supervising social worker at the VA can make almost 100k. You could get your PhD in social work, be a successful researcher and also make upwards of 100k (though a PMHNP could also do this). In my area, which is in an urban part of the Midwest in a relatively NP-friendly state, I saw one county PMHNP outpatient position with a range of 64-94k. I see private practice jobs that list ranges of 80-120k, but maybe those wouldn't have as good of benefits, especially pension. I also wonder if job postings ever exaggerate the top of the pay range..