Looking to Shadow a psych NP


  • JZ1
    Specializes in MH.

Hi. I'm currently a RN looking to shadow a psych NP. I'm in the Durham, Raleigh area in North Carolina Would anyone be willing to help?

adventure_rn, BSN

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Specializes in NICU, PICU.

Given the sensitive nature of mental health care, I doubt you'll be able to find someone who will let you shadow them since it would likely put the patient in an uncomfortable position. You'd probably have much better luck asking current PMHNPs to describe their typical day to you. Duke and UNC both have PMHNP programs; you could reach out to the faculty and ask about getting in touch with current or former students. I'm not a psych NP, but at least in the outpatient setting, it seems like the vast majority of the care provided is medication management/titration, not talk therapy.

Specializes in Occupational Health. Has 19 years experience.
JZ1 said:

I'm currently a RN looking to shadow a psych NP.

hmmm....sounds shady to me

LOL...I crack me up...

deza, MSN, NP

82 Posts

Specializes in psych. Has 7 years experience.

You could try picking up a PRN psych RN job and talk to the providers or observe them on the job. If you have any psych places near where you live.