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    Collaborating physician questions!

    I am wondering how I can get a DEA in Michigan without being hired yet. I am in the hiring process but not yet completed. Should I just put their address down as my place of business? I understand you need to have a place of business before you can get a DEA. Also, MI requires a collaborating physician which they say you send to the Board of Michigan, not sure what this means.
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    HELP! New NP in MI - DEA, NPI...

    I am a new grad and getting my first DEA in Michigan. I wrote the DEA and they said that "If you are taking about a supervisory agreement, that is submitted to the state board of Michigan." Anyone know what this means? I am assuming it is the nursing board ( I wrote the nursing board and have not heard back.).
  3. I am currently certified as a PMHNP ANCC and AGPCNP AANP through two different certifying organizations. I have not tried to recertify yet, but only have experience in PMHNP at this time. I wonder if the hours I have done in psych will cover the AGPCNP?
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    Why I chose NP instead of MD

    Reason's that I feel NP better than MD are the following: -You can always work as an RN (it's nice to be able to skill stack.). (I like to do PRN jobs.) -More opportunities for teaching (With the online programs, a NP can get an adjunct faculty position easily.) (I like that you can teach or precept until you grow old.) -You can work part-time and that's okay. (You do not have to be stuck at a place all the time since you never know what the office climate might be like.) -More job openings (Seems like NP's are in demand and this gives us more flexibility.) (Maybe you need or want to move.) -Flexibility (We can change specialties or teach one another without formalities. ) (I am thinking of working in nursing homes in my old age for instance.) -I do not want to be the boss. I do not like managing people. (I like the idea that I can leave work politics at the office, but can review educational material on my free time instead.) - With all these possibilities, we can have work our entire lives. (I do not want to ever retire and sit around and do nothing.) -If you really want to make more money, you can find ways to make a lot. (Some NP's are go-getters and make more than physicians.) But, if you are looking for a more well-rounded life, that is available too (such as my priority). -I am just going with the odds. Nothing is absolute for either profession and everyone has things that are frustrating about their jobs. However, I found the NP route to have more good for me than the MD route.
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    Barkley DRT PMHNP

    I don't think that exam is representative. They just want you to buy the program imo.
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    Failed PMHNP Boards Twice

    I'm studying now...if you have not passed...we could Zoom.
  7. Has anyone heard much about Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Fellowship? I am trying to decide on doing one? 

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    AccentCare Behavioral Health Nurse

    Just read your post on home health and low pay...
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    AccentCare Behavioral Health Nurse

    Any specific con's about the job?
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    Sacramento VA

    Congrats! I hear the VA has some good benefits. I am in a Psych. DNP program now..
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    AccentCare Behavioral Health Nurse

    Are you still in the position? I just started this job.
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    PMHNP Exam help

    I think the BV has a study for those who are in medical school, but I believe they have PMHNP as well. Not sure if it is geared toward NP or not.