The Psych NP: Should you get Psych RN experience before becoming a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner?

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Should you get Psych RN experience prior to becoming a Psych NP?
This is a hot topic that a lot of us talk about in the world of mental health!
I've had strong feelings about this one for a long time but those feelings are changing..

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