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Discussion in 'Clinicians [ RN / NP / PA ]' started by rnnpmaybe, Dec 4, 2008.

  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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    :rolleyes:
     
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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!
     
  14. Taurus

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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.
     
  16. core0

    core0 Which way is the windmill
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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!
     
  23. poresofkohn

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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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