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Hello New Jersey Psychiatric Nurses, I received a request  from Stephanie Kip who is doing an oral history of Greystone Hospital to post a notice to nurses in NJ. If any nurses have worked at the hospital which closed in 2008, she would like to talk with you. She can be reached at (973) 271-5549 or at www.greystoneoralhistory.com Kathleen Prendergast PMHNP
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Hello!  My name is Jacqueline Arnone, PhD, RN, and I am in Maryville University's Post-Masters PMHNP program. As an educator in higher learning, I know first hand how difficult it is to find psychiatric nursing facilities and psychiatric nurses to be clinical instructors, so that is why I am starting early in seeking preceptors for myself. I am looking for a preceptor for next May 2019 (Summer I), Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters.  The first two semesters requires 215 hours of clinical experience, and the Spring 2020 semester requires 230 hours.  I live in Eatontown, New Jersey. While finding a preceptor in either Monmouth, Ocean or Middlesex county would ...
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Hello, I am in search for preceptor in or around LA area, I am open to commuting! I have completed 2 semesters at Exodus in fast paced, high volume institution. Please message me: eshinrn85@gmail.com  Thank you!
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Social Work patient ratio

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I am interested to hear how other adult psych units staff their Social Workers.  In our unit, they do discharge planning, but not insurance cert and re-cert.  Our ratio is 10 pts. to one Social Worker.  Any other models others may be using ?  Thanks, Linda
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​I am a post Master Certificate student in the PMHNP program at Maryville University.  I am desperately seeking preceptors for Fall 2018. I need a psychotherapy preceptor for 160 hours and a Psych-NP or Psychiatrist preceptor for 60 hours. The preceptor I had planned to work with has personal issues and is unavailable at the last minute to precept. I have been a Family Nurse Practitioner in a FQHC for the last 5 years and was an emergency room nurse for 9 years prior. I can be contacted via cell at 202-695-2367 or via email quicealex@yahoo.com. Marquice Alexander, MS, APRN, FNP-BC
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I am a post Master Certificate student in the PMHNP program.  I am desperately seeking a preceptor for Fall 2018.  My preceptor is seriously ill and cannot complete the hours.  I will need 215 clinical hours.  My clinical paperwork must be submitted by July 1, 2018.  I have over 20 years experience in psychiatric/mental health nursing and have taught psych/mental health nursing in pre-licensure nursing education programs.  I am licensed in Ohio and Indiana and willing to travel to obtain the clinical hours.  If anyone is willing to step in and stand in the gap, you may contact me at 937-903-0399.  Thank you. M. Diane Tucker
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DOD/ VA Collaborative

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I am an  Army Reservist and VA nurse who is studying to become a PMH-NP.  I am looking to establish interest in communicating with fellow DOD/ VA mental health nurses. I am particularly interested in discussing issues faced by veterans transitioning between the two entities.   Perhaps a group of this type already exists, if so contacts to this group would be appreciated. Shawn Waiters RN PMH-NP candidate U.S. Army Reservist.
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Desperately seeking nurses who want to do part time or full time UM - with a CA license.  Very hard to find resources anymore. cgilli@toneyhealthcare.com Happy Nurses week. !!
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Can you share what you are doing at your hospitals for staff and the community in May? Do you choose a certain day?
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I am an ARNP practicing in a community mental health center. I have a patient requesting that I fill out a disability form for her stating that she is unable to work due to her borderline personality disorder. The patient reports that she has had frequent conflicts with supervisors and peers in the work environment and that this makes it so that she is unable to work. I have spoken to her about seeking a position in which she has limited contact with others. She reports she has tried this and always ends up in conflict with her supervisor in these instances and ends up getting fired or quitting. I realize that providers frequently have bias about patients with ...
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MAT providers

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Hello;  i am wondering if there is a mentor/ specialty group for NP who are prescribing suboxone through APNA? If not is there any interest?  Thank you Naomi Brown
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Documentation frequency

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My unit is a 36 bed psychiatric unit taking ages ranging from 18 years and up with a variety of psychiatric disorders. Our patient's have a variety of co-morbidities but usually come to our unit "medically stable." Currently we are charting a head to toe physical assessment twice a day, a mental status nursing note twice a day, plus other charting like education, fall risk, IPOC, delirium assessment, pain assessment, braden, and on the early warning system (EWSS). All this charting takes nursing's time away from the bedside with patients. I am wanting to decrease the amount of charting nursing is required to do. For those of you that work on units similar to ...
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After the recent repeated incidents of mass violence in our communities, APNA is pursuing a course of action in response. Here are the beginning steps of that course of action: APNA signed-on to this letter , sent to Congress by the American Academy of Nursing on February 27, which calls for a bipartisan National Commission on Mass Shootings within the next 30 days. The Board of Directors has charged APNA staff to work with the councils to create a community outreach tool related to dispelling myths around mental health and violence, understanding violence prevention, and promoting psychiatric-mental health nurses as trusted providers of care. This should ...
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Hello everyone. I am a practicing nurse practitioner licensed in adult/geriatric primary care and licensed to practice in Internal Medicine in Missouri and as an AGPCNP in Illinois. I currently manage a sickle cell wellness program which incorporates behavior management and pain medication management. I have 3 years of experience in primary care in a rural clinic where I managed chronic mental illness, crisis, and geriatric psych behaviors in nursing home setting. I am working on my post-master's in mental health and am seeking a preceptor in the area but I am willing to drive up to 2 hours to a clinical site. I would be seeking 2 days/week beginning fall of ...
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Psychiatric Nurses’ Perceptions of Therapeutic Alliance with the Schizophrenia Population: A Survey Study We are conducting a research study to learn more about nurses' thoughts and attitudes about therapeutic communication with patients with schizophrenia. We are asking you to participate because you are a nurse who has experience either working with or teaching about patients with schizophrenia.  If you meet the following inclusion criteria, you are able to participate: You currently hold an LPN or RN license (non-nurse practitioner role) You are between the ages of 21-65 You currently practice in mental health nursing as staff or ...
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I am currently a PMHNP student at the University of South Alabama. I am looking for a preceptor to complete 45 hours anytime from June 8, 2018 to July 10, 2018. I need someone who treats children ages 12 and under. I can travel anywhere in Alabama and anywhere from the Alabama state line to Orlando Florida as I am licensed in both states. I also may be able to complete the rotation anywhere in Georgia as I am licensed there as well. I am offering a $600.00 honorarium for your time. The preceptor can be an MD, DO, CNS with prescribing privileges, or PMHNP specializing in psychiatric care. My school does require an affiliation agreement, preceptor resume, and copy ...
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Hi! My name is Hyangsook Lee Patel. I am currently RN and studying psychiatric NP program in Wilkes University. I am looking for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who is willing to be my preceptor. I need 250 clinical hours per each semester for fall, 2018 (between September-November: 12 weeks) and spring, 2019 (mid January- early April). If anyone is available even only one semester, it is also fine to me. Please contact with me if anyone is available to provide clinic education. I really appreciate it.  Phone number: 480-516-3040 Email Address: hyangsook.patel@live.wilkes.edu​
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Life Coaching

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Since becoming a mental health RN I have learned that much of my nursing outside of administering meds has been in listening and helping my patients.  I do this through motivational interviewing which enables my patients to find their own answers on their own. As a result of this, I have become very interested in adding life coaching to my nursing career. Has anyone attended a life coaching class? If so, what has been your experience?
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This is a Psychiatric NP Fellowship opportunity in New York City. The application window is now open. Follow the link for details. http://www.chnnyc.org/training-education/nurse-fellowship-program
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Last year Calleran submitted her very first abstract. It was selected by the Scholarly Review Committee for presentation at the APNA 31st Annual Conference in 2017. The resulting presentation, New York Presbyterian’s Nursing Suicide Risk Inventory (NSRI): A Daily Nursing Suicide Risk Tool for the Inpatient Psychiatric Setting, was one of the most highly rated concurrent sessions at the conference. Here, she talks about the experience. Stepping Outside of Her Comfort Zone  I wanted to become more actively involved with APNA and challenge myself by stepping outside of my comfort zone to submit an abstract for the annual conference. I had never ...
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