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  1. rnnpmaybe

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    can someone fill me in on what exactly a psych PA does? As compared to a psych NP. Can they see their own patients? Can they do psychotherapy? Are they employed in private practice? Is there a demand? Thanks.

    I'm considering a switch from NP to PA, but my focus is psych.
     
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    there are a # of pa's working in psych, many of whom have completed a postgrad residency( see www.appap.org).
    they do full scope psychiatry including having their own pt panel and doing therapy, admissions, rounding, med management, etc
     
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    Oh my goodness! I anm hoping this person who wants to be a psych PA is not mentally unstable like the ones I know so far. Hmmm...I need to do a study on these psych PA's and Doctors; those that I have met so far are all patients that should have baker acts enforced for their own safety. I am not saying this to be naughty but damn! I would pay a million to see a psych doctor who is not off the chain mentally.
     
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    Yes, I do. I have to call them up on their prescribed medication all the time. They prescribe some hard stuff to these patients who have numerous allergic reactions. As a matter of fact, I have to save their sorry asses most times. These doctors are crazy and I believe they chose psych because of their deranged minds. I know what I am talking about. I work all over the country with these nerds.
     
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    Ha! are you serious? Do you really believe I do not have a job? You are so wrong. Lady, you know nothing about me. I go to school full time and I have more than one jobs. My qualifications allow me to give orders my dear. I am a hardworking citizen who always thrive for the best. There is no mountain I cannot climb. Anyway, I have no time to waste with you...I have to exercise now, have a wonderful night and a happy new year.
     
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    Burp! Burp! Burp!
     
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    this is ****ing awesome
     
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    Tired, you are such a poor job. Keep in guessing you ragedy ass piece of ......!
     
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    Tired, this is so interesting. She thinks I'm a "he," and she thinks you're a "she." Clearly, either there is something wrong with the way we post, or her critical reading skills are fuzzy.
     
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    burp! burp! burp!
     
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    (e) Spends day watching soaps and Jerry Springer.

    :corny:
     
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    God help your patients. It's unfortunate and sad that the bar to play doctor these days has eroded and been set so low.
     
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    I feel the same way. If this is a troll its Mysterioso level. On the other hand the cynic in me says last post May 08 = two 90 day holds plus time to find a password and computer.
     
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    Shazam! I didn't even think about that possibility! You're even more cynical than me. Impressive.
     
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    I hate to say this, but this post almost makes me feel sorry for Taurus.
     
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    Chill out folks and report posts that are inflammatory rather than responding to them.
     
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    Sheesh, this is what happens when you have to drive 8 hours to take that stupid Step 2 CS. I miss out on all the fun.
     
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    Lol, I am sorry guys. I will be on my best behavior from now onwards. All the best for the new year and I do hope to be a good sport next year. Anyway, I will be MIA for a long time, so there will be peace in the "valley". I believe there should be peace at all times so let it begins with me! Again, I am genuinely sorry, peace!
     
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    According to her profile on SDN, she is a pharmacist and a nursing student. Wow - should we start calling your Dr. Julie Walker - future RN now? :laugh:

    I'll be anxiously awaiting this. I was lost and bored on SDN for a while with she stopped posting. The humor makes my day! I hope this is an Internet hoax / troll because I sure wouldn't want someone like this out treating patients, IMO!

    Julie please don't leave - you're my daily cup of coffee!
     
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    I would hardly call "shift supervisor" handwritten on your nametag to be a 'qualification'. And yelling "ketsup only, no pickles!" into a greasy microphone most certainly does not constitute "giving orders". LOL!
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    I believe Tired may have hit the nail on the head with his e-diagnosis, I think she may be employed however. This sentence leads me to believe she's a pharmacy tech at Rite Aid or something.

    In all seriousness, the school I went to has a large foriegn student population. Many of the students were/are born agains from Hatai, and they not only spoke in the same broken grammar she uses, many also told outlandish lies in order to embellish their 'credentials'. Or, psudeo-credentials I should say. Most of them also cheated, a lot.
     
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    I am back guys. Did you miss me? I am a changed person. I have been through a lot since I last spoke to you guys. Grace got me through.
     
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    I do not have to lie about my credentials. I am an over achiever that's all. By the way, I am a citizen of the United States Of America. Thank you!
     
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    Better late than never! Don't you think? I kept way because I have been suspended from here so many times....smh
     
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