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Hi, I am looking for a preceptor who works with children/adolescents.  Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. I need a total of 100 hours - 70 for spring and 30 for summer. Thank you.
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Hello! My name is Hannah Bangura. I'm an Acute Care  Nurse Practitioner, pursuing my post certification in PMH.  I am a student in an online format at Western Kentucky University. I am desperately searching for a willing and available PMH Nurse Practitioner preceptor for my clinical course that begins in January 2018 through August 2018 - I need 180 clinical hours, so am looking for 1-2 days per week (to include weekends). I reside in Mesa, however, I am willing to drive to any location. My contact number is 480-277-7784.   Warmest Regards Hannah
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We often have police come on the unit either to take a report or to serve a patient with papers.  We are in the process of coming up with a policy to address this.  What policies, if any, do you have with police presence on the unit.  This will be for a locked mixed population psych unit.  Thank you.
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Does anyone know of an APN who has practiced abroad in English speaking countries and has utilized the services of a placement agency?
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My name is Donna Meyer. I am currenty a Psych/Mental Health NP student at the University of Texas at Arlington.  I am seeking a preceptor for the Summer (2018) portion of my program.  I currently live in Harker Heights, Texas but am willing to travel. If anyone is interested in precepting, or for any questions about myself or the program, please email me at donna.meyer2@gmail.com
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Hi everyone, I am an associate professor in psych nursing in Holyoke, MA. I am returning to school this year for a post masters certificate in psych NP. I am looking for anyone that may be willing to be a preceptor in either this fall 2018 or spring 2019. I can be reached at jmkolodziej@hotmail.com 413-695-9712.  If you are willing to help, or know anyone that may be willing to, please let me know! Thanks Johanna Kolodziej
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The game show where psych nurses assess their knowledge of hot topics presented at the 2017 APNA Annual Conference. ROUND 1 From Session 1031: Understanding the Legal and Regulatory Ramifications related to RN and APRN Psychiatric Practice: Part 2 Q: What are the four areas of regulation by the State Board of Nursing? ROUND 2 From session 1035: Problem Solving Treatment: A Brief Evidence-Based Therapy Q: What is the first of the seven steps of Problem Solving Treatment (PST)? ROUND 3 From Session 2015: Tobacco Use Among Persons With Psychiatric Illnesses: Successful Interventions to Address a Hidden Epidemic Q: What is the main ...
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You are a psychiatric nurse; that’s your superpower. You have the power to affect tremendous change. You have the capacity to set collaborative, action-oriented goals and the opportunity to meet patients where they are, often when they are most vulnerable. You are a member of the most trusted profession in the U.S.: nursing. You are uniquely positioned to embody the theme I have selected for this year: Trusted Agents of Change: Nurses Balancing Inequities in Mental Health Care. Where I propose psychiatric nurses direct our superpowers. Simply, health equity is when all groups of people have the opportunity to   be as healthy as possible. ...
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The Basics of Assessment From Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice The Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice lays out the guidelines for assessment, which includes collecting and synthesizing data from the “health care consumer, family, other healthcare providers, and other consumer-identified support systems”. It also means “focusing on the uniqueness of the person”, using effective clinical interviewing skills to develop a therapeutic relationship, and using “therapeutic principles to understand and make inferences about the healthcare consumer’s emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and conditions”. ...
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The Lantern Review PMHNP Exam Prep to offer Bi-Annual $500 Scholarships At the Lantern Review, we value nursing education and helping those in need. We also understand that higher education can be a significant expense and understand how challenging it can be for students to make ends meet. The Lantern Review now offers bi-annual $500 scholarships to nurses who are currently attending or planning on attending PMHNP graduate school within 6 month's time https://pmhnpexam.com/home/scholarship/
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Hello everyone. My name is Armandine Longang. I am a student at Walden University in the PMHNP program. I am looking for a preceptor in MD/DC area.  My program is online, and I am required to find my preceptor. My clinical rotation will start on February 22, 2018. I am compelled to complete four clinical rotation. Each rotation will last 11 weeks for a total of 144 hours. I would genuinely appreciate it if anyone is willing to be my preceptor. My contact information is: 240 413 2179 or lowearmandine@yahoo.com Thanks
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Dear Colleagues, On behalf of APNA, our sincerest thanks for all you give, all you say, and all you do. You bring understanding, compassion, and the ability to be nonjudgemental to every one of your interactions with those to whom you provide care. Perhaps you do not realize how rare that is. It is our privilege to let you know that it is extraordinary . As one small way of thanking you, below is a free podcast that we hope will give you new ideas on how to leverage your extraordinary skills in meaningful ways: Integrating Stages of Change into Day to Day Practice 0.75 Contact Hours  ♦  Free through December 31st ...
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The company I work with, Regroup Therapy, is looking to hire additional PMHNP's for part-time and full-time telepsychiatry opportunities. Regroup will pay for any state licensing needs & provides a good benefits package. My experience with them has been great, so I thought I would share the opportunity for those of you interested in telepsychiatry! If interested, you can find their website at: https://www.regrouptherapy.com/. You can contact Patrick O'Neill, Director of Recruitment, at    231-881-7922 , or patrick@regrouptherapy.com. You can also apply online at:  https://www. regrouptherapy.com/work-with- us .
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Greetings Colleagues, I am in between jobs as a Director/Director of Nursing in the psychiatric field and have attended every conference since 2012.  This year, 2017, I need a Good Samaritan or philanthropist to provide the funding for me to attend as I do not have the budget. (I would need money for the flight, hotel and conference registration and money to be able to get to the airport) I am currently residing in Portsmouth, NH and would need to fly out of Boston, MA. I was fortunate to have been selected again to present a poster and I would love to attend. Please forward this information on and perhaps somebody or a group of individuals who can pool ...
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​What is the official  "time" of admission do you use at your facility? Is it when the patient actually arrives on the unit, or when the doctor/LIP writes the order to admit to inpatient services? Keep in mind that there are times that a transfer patient may stay longer where they are coming from e.g., in the ER or another facility, and the admitting doctor or LIP already placed the admitting orders. Is there a CMS rule on this and if so, where can I find it? Thank you,
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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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