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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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Mental Health Data Sets

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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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What do you need to know about telepsychiatry? We asked Joy Lauerer, DNP, PMHCNS-BC RN, who will present at the APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute in June, a few questions relevant to her area of expertise: Telemedicine. Joy is an assistant professor at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Nursing and last year’s recipient of the APNA Award for Excellence in Education. She will present “Telepsychiatry: Connecting and Prescribing from a Distance” on Friday, June 9th. Why is this topic important?  Telepsychiatry is a validated and effective practice that increases access to evidence-based behavioral health care.  ...
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BERT Teams

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Hello, Do any of you use BERT Teams (Behavioral Emergency Response Teams) that would be willing to share your policy? We are trying to start one where I work. Thank you, Mary mrober14@fairview.org
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Hello, Do any of you allow your patients to use cell phones on the unit? If so do you have a protocol? And, what type of inspiring groups do you provide to your patients? Thanks, Mary
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2137: Nursing Faculty-Graduate Professor (Registered Nurse) (Direct Hire) A well-known College of Nursing, a part of a growing University system is seeking full time Nursing Faculty to teach in their graduate program at the Masters and DNP program level.  The Nursing Professor will teach the clinical track beginning in the Fall of 2017.  The College of Nursing campus is located in a beautiful setting in the Mid-West and has a strong emphasis on community service and local and national partnerships. This is a full-time 12-month clinical teaching track position with expectations for teaching, scholarship, practice and service. ...
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Hello-I am currently in a PMHNP program at Drexel University and am seeking a preceptor for fall quarter in 'specialty populations' which can include VA, violent offenders, acute BMU or dual diagnosis.  If you or anyone you know would be interested/available please let me know-I will gladly send my resume and references as needed.--Danielle
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Sutter Center for Psychiatry is in dire need of a FT PMHNP in Sacrmento, California.  W-2 Position with benefits, outpatient M-F hours.  Call Matt F. @ 972-729-2587 or email at mafreder@maxhealth.com.
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I was wondering if anyone has any reading suggestions on the use of CPAPS and oxygen on in-patient psych units and the propensity of this o morph into the use of IV therapy.  I was just curious about this information.
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My position is posted: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/466731500 mary
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