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  1. zenman

    Beyond Bedside? Advanced Practice? Really?

    Because your body is shot after a few years of lifting patients, walking miles down long hallways, etc., etc.
  2. zenman

    I'm glad I have never rx'd xanax

    This is pretty much it. Maybe the shooter needed a higher dose, but I suspect meds are not responsible for the planning and carrying out of this deed.
  3. Get him to ask his buddies what life is like when you mess with a woman's dream.
  4. Call his wife and ask her if she has any suggestions for how he is treating you. Or if you start talking "hostile workplace" to management he may be gone fast.
  5. zenman


    I'd like to chat with any PMHNPs working at the VA. I'm presently working for the military and would like to compare positions.
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    Where do you work as an NP?

    I work for the Army cause there's nothing I like better than getting up early every morning and hoping I made the ISIS hit list.
  7. zenman

    Mid Level practitioner best for surgery.

    You can work in Kroger meat market and do all kinds of surgery. Don't have to worry about malpractice either.
  8. zenman

    Can Psych NPs wear suits to work?

    Your upscale client might be a different matter, but in my extensive career, 40 + years, I've never seen anyone wear a white coat on a psych unit. It's actually dangerous. Hope you don't also wear a tie.
  9. zenman

    Can Psych NPs wear suits to work?

    Common Access Card. Mine is used to get on post and access my computer
  10. zenman

    Can Psych NPs wear suits to work?

    Are you kidding me? Donald Trump wears a suit. Psych people, even those with an MBA like me would never think of wearing a suit. That's about as bad as wearing a white coat on an inpatient unit. I mostly wear camping pants with a button up shirt with a front pocket to put my CAC in. On Fridays I wear blue jeans. This reminds me of the idiot manager who wanted staff to wear suits in an inner city community mentor health center. Yea, dress up and make patients feel more like losers….
  11. zenman

    Question about meds

    It's not so much trial and error as to which one to use as it is how will the patient and drug get along.
  12. zenman

    My I'm going to medical school

    You think he needs to take an IQ test first?
  13. As a former Level 1 trauma, nurse, helicopter flight nurse, ICU, etc., etc., I can say that psych beats them all. Opening the airway and stopping up leaking holes is nothing compared to the human psyche. Everyday is so interesting I can hardly stand it. Oh, did I mention the boring 6 months I spent in the OR with Denton Cooley?
  14. I'll bet you don't have a max of 12 patients a day either which is what I'm busting $200k on
  15. I think you mean that you don't do therapy but I use E&M plus psychotherapy codes for billing which may explain why I bring in double my revenue goals. But then, I am ZENMAN!
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    NP school reputation

    Everything in bold is actually correct. Zenman, former Assistant professor and test question writer for several universities.
  17. zenman

    What ever happened to these posters

    Oh, be quiet...
  18. zenman

    Psych NPs: Do you touch your clients?

    There are just too many uptight people in this profession! You're no special than anyone else. Shake a person's hands like any "normal" person. Maybe your cooties won't rub off on them.
  19. zenman

    GS Pay Scale for Nurse Practitioners

    From HR: "In order to become a GS employee she would have to have one year of experience as a Nurse Practitioner. Then she would come in as a GS-13 step 1. On the current pay scale she would make $101,246 annually. As you know, she would also qualify for the Student Loan Repayment Program, 5% matching money in the Thrift Savings Program (TSP), annual and sick leave, health benefits, night and weekend differential pay, and caring for America's finest Soldiers!
  20. zenman

    GS Pay Scale for Nurse Practitioners

    I'll ask HR tomorrow.
  21. zenman

    Interested in Psych NP but in FNP prog

    Do a post-masters program and then start working on certificates, further training etc., cause that's what we do in psych…never stop ...
  22. zenman

    GS Pay Scale for Nurse Practitioners

    How many patients you see daily? I can't answer any questions about the VA. Remember I work for the Army treating active duty gunslingers.
  23. zenman

    GS Pay Scale for Nurse Practitioners

    I work for the Army and Psych NP's are GS 13 pay scale. I worked as a contractor for the Army for 2 years then went GS in the same job, and have been for almost a year. You get a locality adjustment which in my location is 29K, making my salary over 100K. As a veteran, I just like treating active duty Soldiers and being on a military post.
  24. zenman

    DNP in Integrative Health and Healing

    How many job offers do you see for this position?
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    What kind of NP are you and what is your work setting?

    What kind of NP am I? Damn good one. What is your work setting? I work for the Army.