At this point, that is the much more realistic choice. I was not very impressed by the coursework (online) or the training I saw at the 3 or 4 programs I looked at, but at least the system is in place already. I still can't fathom how online training would be sufficient, but maybe I'm just a Luddite.I'm actually thinking just getting an NPA degree would be easier. At least that way if one were to move from one state to another, they wouldn't face the overhwhelming likelihood of losing their ability to prescribe.
No you're not.I still can't fathom how online training would be sufficient, but maybe I'm just a Luddite.
As did I, but since I will not read through that dang thing again with my current schedule anytime soon, I will yield! (I would've been home by 5 pm today, but the recent debate, well it just had me glued to my computer. And what do you know, I have my taxes to look forward to after I finish m competency evaluation report!)I looked through it, and it seemed more expansive than that.
http://www.legis.state.la.us/lss/lss.asp?doc=671533Also, does anyone know an online source for the legislature/regulations for medical psychologists in Louisiana?
In other words, if a "medical psychologist" were to prescribe a medication, the psychologist has to inform the patient's medical doctor of the treatment.The medical psychologist shall provide the primary, attending, or referring physician with a summary of the treatment planned at the initiation of treatment.
The two fellows prescribed a total of 41 different psychotropic medications, including representatives of most drug classes except the monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). Both fellows were conservative, favoring safer and newer medications such as the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).