PsychiatricNP

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  1. MSW to PMHNP/FNP (dangerous ideas!)

    This is the exact same thing that I have heard from PA colleagues countless times. In fact, earlier this year, in one of the facilities that I work in, they reassigned the PAs working in the psychiatric emergency department to other units because the...
  2. MSW to PMHNP/FNP (dangerous ideas!)

    Hi hbbenton - I have to let you know that I am feeling particularly disenchanted with working as a psychiatric nurse practitioner today, so know that my response may be a bit jaded by this :) In terms of pursuing nursing school while attending gradua...
  3. Switching careers and interested in psychiatric NP

    In my PMHNP program we were required to take the same pharmacology course that all NP concentrations took (FNP, WHNP, ACNP, etc.) and then also took a specific psychopharmacology course. Both were required to graduate.
  4. Malpractice Insurance

    Thanks for the suggestion. Proliability = Mercer…I most recently attempted to take out a policy with them (because their rates are great)…but they won't write a policy if you practice (any speciality) in a correctional facility. It looks like my ...
  5. Malpractice Insurance

    I hadn't heard of them either. An FNP friend recommended them to me - she has been with them for several years. My current rate continues to climb each year (never had a claim against me or my policy) and I had one insurer who wouldn't issue a policy...
  6. Malpractice Insurance

    Does anyone have any experience with Medical Protective (Medical Protective - The Leader In Healthcare Malpractice Insurance) malpractice insurance?
  7. PNP interview process?

    This was similar to my most recent interviewing experience. I interviewed for an inpatient position and it was a two day long experience. I interviewed with physicians, NPs and PAs within the medical group at three of the hospitals in the area that t...
  8. Did your school's reputation affect getting hired?

    I have a couple of different thoughts about this. After I graduated from my NP program (outside of my home state), I already had several jobs waiting for me (in my home state), so I can't say whether or not the school that I attended mattered. Severa...
  9. Should I get my DNP or go PhD in Nursing

    You might take a look at University of New Mexico's DNP program. They have developed their DNP program for Nurse Executives and it is completed entirely online. In fact, it is not open to advance practice nurses for admission. When you completed a on...
  10. PMHNP and violent patients

    I currently practice in a number of different settings: acute inpatient, correctional, emergency department and have a small outpatient private practice. The environment that I feel safest in is probably the correctional setting, I have never been th...
  11. Starting my own practice...

    I echo what zenman has said - make it clear to your patients what you are comfortable doing/prescribing from the onset and don't waiver. My website makes it very clear what my policies and practices are surrounding controlled substances, disability p...
  12. PMHNPs: where are you working?

    I am a PMHNP and am practicing in a number of different environments. I am an attending provider on an acute inpatient unit, have a contract with several correctional facilities, provide services in several long-term care and skilled nursing faciliti...
  13. Becoming a new grad NP at my current RN job?

    I would say that it largely depends. I started working on an inpatient psychiatric unit as a clinical social worker and continued to work on the unit as social worker while in nursing school. I took a position on the same unit as an RN and continued ...
  14. Psychiatric NP Questions

    Hi priorities2 - I have some friends who I graduated with who were interested in doing some psychotherapy and they were able to negotiate the opportunity to have a few patients that they saw for both therapy and medications. One classmate had a speci...
  15. Psychiatric NP Questions

    Hi luckylady5 - I can't speak to the market in the Boston area...but I am both a PMHNP and an LCSW. I never had an issue with employment as an LCSW - there was always work, of course, I have found that this is the same with the PMHNP. I was first a c...