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PG2018 specializes in Outpatient Psychiatry.

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  1. PG2018

    Experienced NPs

    I feel very heavily that schools should assign preveptors. It is absolutely ludicrous to find your own trainer who isn't a university affiliate. I had to find four of them. One mediocre, one who did the job, one terrible, one awesome. I hold a grudge against the university for requiring this.
  2. I found out today that I'm open for any board review as a psychiatric NP. Apparently, the need is so high "psych nurse practitioners are open to any board until availability is met." This makes sense as I've withheld my reference letters not wanting to expend my human capital.
  3. So regarding the initial training requirements, someone on Rally Point replied telling me BOLC was now in three phases. No other information.
  4. PG2018

    NP Salaries?

    Me: The South. 3-death? My oldest is 80+
  5. PG2018

    Experienced NPs

    Ideal NP master curriculum and no nothing you did in undergrad would be comparable. BSN Min cumulative GPA, min science GPA 1000 hours of RN experience as an understood intro to healthcare environment GRE Summer: anatomy, prosected Fall: cell bio, genetics, biochem, physiology Spring: patho, micro, immunology, neuroscience Summer: pharm, diagnostics, physical examination, Fall and Spring: combinations of 4-6 week rotations in outpatient family medicine, adult inpatient medicine, community pediatrics, emergency med, psych. Remainder of time in chosen specialty doing suitable rotations, e.g. cards, pulm, CC, nephro, ID, neuro, family, psych, Peds, surg, gyn, OB Graduate. Licensed generically, no scope/practice restriction. Passing of test required for next step. 12 month residency in chosen field with comprehensive exam. Board certification in whatever your chosen specialty valid for x years requiring retest.
  6. PG2018

    NP Salaries?

    Interestingly, as a RN I made substantially less than your survey and as a NP a whole other playing field more. Weird how life works. Next year, I might be working as a bouncer or something. You never know.
  7. PG2018

    NP Salaries?

    Annual income is all that matters at this point in life. I'm in the 28% federal tax bracket. Of note, after 118,000 you stop paying Social Security for the year. Awesome! 150,000 base salary plus productivity so far this year of about 34,000 so if I see no more patients this year I'll have made/will make 184,000 since Jan. 1 plus maybe 6-8,000 more since the last check, deposit. I'd have already hit 200 if the summer hadn't been so sparse. 5 years nursing combined RN slavery and NP Freedman status. I did check the 130k+ box. Take whatever hourly rate you think you want need and multiply by 2080. That's the typical American work year. Or take your ideal salary and divide by 12, 26, or 52. Find the IRS tax bracket and remove another 7.65% for entitlement contributions. I'm sure you can also Google your state's income tax if it has one. Try to throw back another at least15% give or take for your own retirement savings/investing. Now, you can daydream about life.
  8. PG2018

    Is age just a number?

    I just spent Thanksgiving in a rural area. Geez. Not a single decent restaurant for two hours and nowhere to to buy quality underwear. It's not like we were at a tranquil farm with granny. It was cousins who own a telecom company. I see why nobody wants to work rural.
  9. PG2018

    Which Level? Extending What?

    I absolutely love Full Metal Jacket, the boot camp first half at least.
  10. PG2018

    Experienced NPs

    It's interesting when I see academics wanting to enter advanced practice. I'm in advanced practice and would love to get in bed, if you will, with academia. I'd make 45% of what I make now, judging by the state salary schedule as an assistant professor, but I want to lecture in my free time and have a next generation career. I don't want to do RN clinical groups. That's for the birds.
  11. PG2018

    Which Level? Extending What?

    You need to get busy studying, mister. Then when you graduate, thank daddy for giving you motivation.
  12. PG2018

    Which Level? Extending What?

    Well dammit. I was going to get one of those degrees in my lotto retirement.
  13. PG2018

    Experienced NPs

    While I haven't notched five years of experience on my prescription writing pen, I have five with nursedom combined. So my qualms are with the schools primarily. If they taught adequately, experience, competence, and "independence" would quickly become moot issues. Second, my eye rolls largely happen with nurses wanting to become FNPs because of perception that it's somehow preparation to do everything. For what FNPs get, I honestly think ALL NPs should get PLUs specialty training in their chose field whether it be more family , medicine (adult), peds, psych, gyn, or heck even derm, allergy, neuro, EM, etc. PAs and physicians, regardless of specialty, are trained as generalists. Their license is generic. Residency is what yields their specialty and fellowship for a subspecialty. Third, with all of nursing, the complete lack of consensus on how all nurses will be licensed and utilized drives me absolute nuts. Now, finally, at the moment at least I'm doing exactly what I had in mind when I envisioned my NP career. Surprisingly, I started in that capacity and am so limited in that the only place I have to go is down, lol.
  14. PG2018

    Is age just a number?

    I can't reply in quote. The space won't work. In the ED, I honestly can't recall ever taking a psych patient other than stapling the wrists on a woman who slashed herself to die. With the jail nursing, lol, that's a whole different ball of wax. I'd attribute most of my psych exposure to my time on the streets as a patrol officer, and really that's only helpful to me in the sense that I'm great with recognizing deception and fairly good with elicitation. It's there where I recognized the need for clinicians and chose to embark on that career path figuring I could do more to help larger society and set about on a greater trajectory.
  15. BOLC length. Two weeks, 26 days, training prior to or after. Thank you.
  16. PG2018

    Is age just a number?

    I don't believe there is a way to determine your gynecology NP's RN experience. Folks, you can't just say the RN experience requirement varies by the individual. It has to be discrete and articulate. For that matter, what kind of experience is good experience? A RN could work in an insurance call center and choose critical care or a nursing home RN could choose peds. I never worked psych and here I am in psych.
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