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All Content by limandri

  1. Prescription authority and CNS degree

    You are NOT too old. I've taught many students older than I and, in fact, like teaching those students. They have a stronger base from which to learn, know how to learn from their environment, have good thinking skills, but tend to have demanding fam...
  2. What is the correct way to wean off a pt. on Paxil?

    I'm curious if the patient still needs to continue on medication for depression. In which case it is not just weaning but switching to a different medication. All of the SRIs can cause a withdrawal effect but Paxil is probably the most difficult. I a...
  3. Prescription authority and CNS degree

    Don't mean to be a hair splitter but CNS doesn't refer to a degree but to a role and a particular certification. Times are changing and eventually so will the title. The American Psychiatric Nurses Association will soon be certifying advanced practic...
  4. psych nursing info

    I think it is great that you are interested in psych nursing. There is quite a bit of flexibility and diversity in this specialty and you can get there by many routes. I have my doctorate in psych nursing and I am a psych nurse practitioner. To be a ...
  5. Nurse Educators, Introduce Yourselves!

    I have been a nurse educator for many years and looking to retire in about 5-6 yrs. Have taught mostly BS undergrads and MS psych mental health. Lately I've been excited about teaching web based courses. Like developing them in such a way that they a...
  6. Sorry to read about your distress, ParrotHead. Altho I have never left nursing completely, I have had more than one of those long dry periods. What worked for me was to change positions in nursing, but it sounds like there is so much going on for you...
  7. Do I NEED Med-Surg training to be a psych nurse?

    I have been a psych nurse for a long time (both in-patient generalist and out patient advanced practice) and I truely believe a new grad should first get psych experience before going into med-surg. It is much more difficult to develop those interper...
  8. Working with Psych NPs?

    I'm curious about this as well because I am a PMHNP (psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner) in Oregon. I have been working as such in both private practice and clinic settings. I'll bet psych nurse generalists don't have much contact with NPs ...