How is the job life of Psych NPs?

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I have grown an interest into becoming a psych NP. I see a psych NP monthly for a personal condition. Anyways, what kinds of conditions are psych NPs typically treating? Comparing to an FNP the best you can, what is the job like, all around? Are there a lot of employment opportunities in this field? I did some searching on indeed and there seems to be a lot.

Just curious for any of you psych NPs and students in clinical, how is it? Do you like the role and job life of a psych NP? Pace of job? Any other info to held me decide.

I need to specialize, I have extreme OCD to want to no EVERYTHING about whatever my interest is.. FNP would drive me nuts being to broad.

zenman

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I have grown an interest into becoming a psych NP. I see a psych NP monthly for a personal condition. Anyways, what kinds of conditions are psych NPs typically treating? Comparing to an FNP the best you can, what is the job like, all around? Are there a lot of employment opportunities in this field? I did some searching on indeed and there seems to be a lot.

Just curious for any of you psych NPs and students in clinical, how is it? Do you like the role and job life of a psych NP? Pace of job? Any other info to held me decide.

I need to specialize, I have extreme OCD to want to no EVERYTHING about whatever my interest is.. FNP would drive me nuts being to broad.

There's already some posts here about our job life. Don't think because we specialize that it's any easier.

harmonizer

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Psych has its own stress and limitation. Please shadow a practitioner in your area. As zenman said, there is already a thread about this. Please do a search.