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Internship Suggestions for Psych

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Has <1 years experience.

Hello,

I'm a undergrad BSN student working hard to plan out my career path and I'm very interested so far in becoming a MHPNP and I'm making plans to work as a psych RN while applying to grad school.

I was considering applying to some internships for summer of 2017 and wondered if anyone here had some suggestions for places to apply to that would give me a great boost on an Psych NP program application. I am ready to dedicate my summer to wherever I end up, but there are so many internships I am overwhelmed where to start. I'm in the Philly/NJ area and would be willing to travel a bit for a great opportunity.

Where do you think I would learn the most or have you had any great experiences as an intern you want to share?

Thanks for your thoughts.

There are a ton of Psych facilities in the area, you could start off by applying to them...I don't know of any Psych residencies but working as a tech would give you some good experience. PM me if you would like some more specific opinions about the area.

HouTx, BSN, MSN, EdD

Specializes in Critical Care, Education. Has 35 years experience.

Mennniger in Houston has offered new grad residencies in the past, but I don't know if they still are. A piece of advice - don't share your plans about using the residency experience as a stepping stone to grad school. Transition-to-practice programs are expensive, so they are looking for applicants who will stay a while. Many programs require a signed agreement for at least a 2-year employment commitment.