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Hello! My name is Michelle Shepherd. I'm a PMHNP student in an online format at the University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL. I am desperately searching for a willing and available PMH Nurse Practitioner preceptor for my clinical course that begins in January 2018 through May 2018 - I need 167 clinical hours, so am looking for 1-2 days per week (to include weekends). I am a military spouse currently living in Davenport, Iowa, and I am seeking a preceptor within an hour or 2 drive from the Quad Cities in Iowa or Illinois. I would love to have the opportunity to learn from a Preceptor who is passionate about teaching and serving those with mental health concerns. ...
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The news reports and videos showing the treatment that one of our colleagues, an Emergency Room nurse in Utah, experienced in an encounter with law enforcement are deeply distressing. Alex Wubbels, RN protected the rights of a patient in an ethical, professional, and brave manner throughout this incident. The ANA and Utah Nurses Association have made strong statements in support of Ms. Wubbels. We support these statements and stand with our fellow nursing organizations that nurses should be treated with respect and be secure in caring for their patients. Ms. Wubbels’ actions embodied one of our most important roles as a nurse: being a patient advocate. ...
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HI I am a mental health nurse educator. I am currently working on my PhD and am seeking research participants who are mental health nurses. The aim of my research is to explore the stories of mental health nurses who are mothers of adult children diagnosed with schizophrenia as they negotiate care within the mental health care system. The mental health nurse moms will be asked to participate in an hour long interview which will be audio tape recorded. I am originally from Canada and although I currently live and work in Australia, I am seeking research participants internationally. The interviews will be conducted using skype and will be audio tape recorded. ...
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Hello , I hope this message finds you well. I am a student PMHNP at the University of South Alabama and I have been a RN for 11 years. I came across your information while doing some research on possible PMHNP preceptors in my area. My university requires its students to find their own clinical placements/ rotations, and I'd love to see if I can rotate with you. Honorarium will be provided for each rotation as I understand that taking on a student is additional work. I live in Raleigh, NC, but am willing to travel anywhere in the state. My clinicals start in the Spring (Jan2018= 240 hr)( Summer =120 hr) and end in the Fall (Dec2018 =240 hr). I will work ...
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​I am looking for guidance with advising clients who smoke 1-2 packs per day and are willing to try NRT. I cannot prescribe and most MD's will tell the clients flat out no smoking the minute you apply a patch.  What is the general guideline for use of patches and/or lozenge/gum when the smoker has such a heavy smoking rate and is frightened by the thought of quitting?
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I am a PhD student at the University of Missouri and looking for psychiatric providers who are using Pharmacogenetic Testing in their practice. I have been using Pharmacogenetic Testing in my NP practice for the past 4 years in South Carolina.  For my dissertation, I am conducting a study on mental health clinicians’ knowledge and receptivity of pharmacogenetic testing and how pharmacogenetic testing is being used in outpatient mental health clinics.  I would love to learn more about how other providers are using pharmacogenetic testing in clinical practice. If you are interested in participating, please contact me at  tammie.gainey@gmail.com  with some dates/times ...
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​Hello, I have recently begun working with a collaborative physician who is part of a larger group. I am doing hospital evaluations for his practice. His practice took care of credentialing, will be doing all of my billing, and will be providing me with a regular set fee for services, not waiting for the billing to go through (or not). Does anyone else have a similar relationship? My question is-because different types of patients and visits will reimburse different amounts, I would like to come up with a percentage of the expected reimbursement to be the rate he pays me for different visits. Any suggestions/feedback for what a fair percentage rate would be? ...
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Hello All I work for a legal nurse consulting firm outside of Phila. We are looking for a nurse administrator to review a case involving an employee being attacked by a patient.  No experience necessary.  Please contact me if you are interested at ingrid@onpointlnc.com Thanks!
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​I am an Army Reservist Nurse, currently enrolled in the Walden University Mental Health NP program. My education is being financed by the military due to wartime shortages in this area. I am experiencing an incredibly hard time finding a preceptor.  Currently looking for preceptors  in the following areas  Child/ Adolescent,  Psychotherapy Individual and  Psychotherapy Group. I live in Michigan and work at the Department of Veteran's Affairs.  I am willing to travel and work with someone who is willing to mentor in this much needed area.The training I receive will directly impact soldiers and veterans. I humbly  ask for assistance. I have spent my whole life ...
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Anybody have any experience with Walden University for their NP program.scheduled to start in August. It is an accredited program by the CCNE like, just looking for any red flags.
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I am in the process of studying for the Board Certification for PMHNP and came across a question in a study guide that stated that the PMHNP was consulted (in his/her role of being on a Hospital's consult liaison service) to see a patient in ICU to determine "Competency to make independent medical decisions and consent for a surgical procedure."  The gist of the question was that such evals are really about decisional CAPACITY (a clinical term) as opposed to COMPETENCY (a legal term).  I get the gist of the difference between the terms, but I what I am NOT sure about is whether a PMHNP is within his/her scope of practice to be undertaking decisional capacity ...
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We are seeking feedback on how inpatient units are handling room assignments for LGBTQIA patients.  We have 3 inpatient units, one of which is an adolescent unit, ages 5-17. The current practice is to provide the patient with a private room if able, or cohort two LGBTQIA patients of the same gender, i.e.,  2 MTF or FTM patients would room together. Do any hospitals assign a roommate of the gender that the patient identifies with? For example, if a patient identifies as female, assigning a room with another female. We are told that the transgender patient has a right to a room with a roommate of the gender the patient identifies with, with confidentiality and ...
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I have a  patient moving that will need new psychiatric NP or psychiatrist to follow in September.  She has Bipolar I that has been stable. Please email Sharon Katz, FPMH-NP, CRNP cpsych99@aol.com
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Good morning-- Anyone have a good resource that they get big data from? I am in my DNP program and am struggling to find a user friendly data set.  I have looked at SAMSHA--but didn't find it to be user friendly (or I just need to use it more). Thanks! Sara
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Happy Friday!  Looking for a rewarding career in Mental Health?  The community mental health center in Decatur, Illinois is looking for the following positions.  HERITAGE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER E M P L O Y M E N T   O P P O R T U N I T I E S REGISTERED NURSE- ACT TEAM:     Heritage is actively recruiting for a full-time Registered Nurse to join our Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team.  The ACT program is a team-based approach to providing intensive wraparound services to assist individuals with severe and persistent mental illness in living independently in the community.   Ideal candidates will have the ability to:   work with individuals ...
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The Fall Conference is coming up! Please save the date Saturday September 9th We have a great line up of speakers on Trauma Informed Care and Resources for Nurse's and APN's All nurses are invited!!!    Take a look at the flyer below! FAll_Conference_Flyer_2017.do
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Hi all, My name is Robert Hiester. I am a PMHNP student at Gonzaga University. I am looking for a preceptor to work with this fall 2017. It will be my second semester under the guidance of a PMHNP. I need 130 hours with an adults this semester and 100 hours with child/adolescent. Those hours could be split between 2 preceptors. A bit about me: I am currently a critical care nurse with a background in inpatient psych. I am interested in private practice and community health (but am open to any diverse experience during this rotation). If this sounds like something you could help me with please contact me at robert.hiester@gmail.com, or by phone at 858.373.8915. ...
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Can anyone refer me to a nurse psychotherapist in the South Hills area of Pittsburgh?  I am in Virginia and a friend in PGH is looking for a therapist....of course I always recommend a nurse! (I'm not part of this chapter so I think you may have to email me a response???) Thanks Janet merrittj@cua.ed
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Hi APNA, I would love to hear anyone's insight about footwear and falls. On the table right now for our Unit Council, the Nurse Manager has asked us to consider allowing flip-flops to our Child & Adolescent Unit as well as the Crisis Unit. The main reason staff are considering flip flops is that these patients are usually ambulatory, or often only own flip-flops (for example, the homeless). I have done some research, but have found very little. I am specifically wondering about flip-flops for agile youth and adults. In your practice have falls in flip flops occurred within this age range?  Thank you in advance for your input! Amber Manley Palmetto Health Baptist ...
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