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Shame on you ANCC : Psych CNS: Don't precept Psych NP's

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by dmarie82 dmarie82 (New Member) New Member

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EXACTLY! or at least have your school try to be supportive. I can understand and appreciate that there are some things they cannot do, but they seem to bask in the idea of being unhelpful... why did I pay $160K to be turned on when I need them to speak up for me. What problems specifically have you run into?

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Psychcns has 30 years experience and works as a Psych APRN.

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I do locum tenens and some states I cannot work in. ( NY, CA,FL and a few others). So I apply only to states that are CNS friendly. There are still plenty of jobs but I thought by now there wouldnt be these barriers. I think it is up to the CNSs in each state to get their BON to accept the consensus model. It seems like in your case your school would have to verify to Ancc that your program was a psych np program. Or the same as a psych np program. it would be best to have the non-retired credential for the future.

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EXACTLY! or at least have your school try to be supportive. I can understand and appreciate that there are some things they cannot do, but they seem to bask in the idea of being unhelpful... why did I pay $160K to be turned on when I need them to speak up for me. What problems specifically have you run into?

You paid $160,000 to become a CNS? :uhoh3: Or even a NP, really that is outrageous.

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PG2018 works as a Psychiatry NP.

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WOW. Geez. Med school at my alma mater is 25k/semester.

Three years of NP crap at the same university cost me about 12,000 bucks (and maybe another grand in books and tools). Total.

Someone got a bum deal.

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The problem is I already have the correct degree. The ANCC says I have the correct degree to take the exam and all the course requirements, and event though I was trained to be a prescribing psych CNS and all my clinical hours are in providing therapy and prescribing and have been working doing that for almost 12 years somehow my clinical hours don't count even though they were were good enough to use for the NP exam before.. they just aren't

anymore for whatever random reason that the ANCC made up

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That's what I get for going to a fancy pants school, I wish I went somewhere else.

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Twenty years ago, there was a non prescribing Psych CNS working in my area, getting paid by insurance companies to do psychotherapy. The bottom fell out, and when I got mine in 2002, it was essentially not recognized. I was a glorified RN.

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