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    Psychiatric Certification

    There is no test to get certified by Medicare,,,,,,,,,you just submit your resume.
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    Psychiatric Home Care Nursing

    I am a little confused by your post. Home Health does not do nursing home care. There are psych nursing homes. I have been director of one. No, I was not scared. Your experience prevents that. Not understanding the patients and their behaviors when you are new to the psych world is what scares people.
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    Psych nurse pay?

    That's horrible!
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    Psychiatric mental health nursing in tulsa

    Laureate is the nicest facility that I know. I worked there for agencies and loved it.
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    Frustrated and considering a career change

    I suggest you try agency work. You can either stay where you are and do your college work, or take a travel assignment and do your college work elsewhere or online. Agency work gives you a chance to try other fields of nursing and other companies. Good luck.
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    Psych nurse pay?

    Psych nursing is a specialty and you are much more valuable than they seem to be paying..................knowing you are in a position to ask for better pay may help you..............psych nurses are hard to find.
  7. I read in the Nursing magazine years ago to "never specialize yourself out of a job". I think that was great advice and over the years, I have kept my skills/knowledge up in both areas. Psych nurses are difficult to come by and they are valued. Sometimes, it just takes time to find where the jobs are. Yes, you can go back and forth from medical/surgical type nursing to psych nursing, whether inpatient our outpatient/home health nursing. You know yourself what you can tolerate as a nurse and what type nursing you prefer to not do...........just stay in those parameters and you will find plenty of work.
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    Psychiatric Certification

    Medicare certification for home health agency to be able to bill for psychiatric visits. This is in demand and makes it very simple to show that you are qualified. Once you get it, it is good for any agency you work for.......you just submit a resume for them to approve you.
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    Psychiatric Home Care Nursing

    oasistraining.org This website will help you. I loved the psych patients. You will be fine. The documentation will come easier as you do the assessments and learn what the question is asking and how to answer it according to government standards............ My favorite accomplishment was using light therapy (my own idea and okayed by the doctor) on a patient with seasonal affective disorder............she was not willing to take medications and had problems all year round, not just in winter. It worked and her family and she was very grateful! The patients who do what is asked of them in the one to one talk therapy are the ones who do the best.................and it is very rewarding to see them progress.
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    Carter

    Oklahoma
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    Carter

    Need someone to tell me how Carter Home Health compares to other home health as far as being RN employee is concerned. I know I can look up Home Health Compare, but I want to know thoughts of actual employees. Thank you.
  12. I think you need to know that you are in demand/marketable and that managers are looking for nurses like you to hire in all sorts of positions. Just because you are near 50 does not make you less likely to get a great job! I also would like to say that staying in a job because the patients want you to stay can be harmful to you in the long run. You have to think about you and your family's needs and future.
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    old hospital nurse/new mmq nurse in ltc facility

    In Oklahoma the state holds seminars. Maybe your state also offers some tutorials.
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    Nurses working at a insurance company vs. hospital

    My problem has been not getting enough work hours. I was told it was a full time job. I have had less than 1/4 pay check every two weeks compared to hospital work. This has been a great disappointment to me.
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    RN working for insurance company?

    exstol: Which company do you work for? Website?
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    RN working for insurance company?

    There are other types of jobs also (besides the ones already mentioned). I do chart reviews and go from site to site. Some people also do these online from home. I have done some of these also. There are some nurses who do case management for insurance companies. Like workman's comp cases, etc.........there are office jobs and also field jobs. My company is MedAssurant. Another one is Corvel-----www.corvel.com. I had a friend who worked for them.