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General Information 1. What is an Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse? 2. How did the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse role begin? APPN Education 3.

PMH-APRNs apply the nursing process to assess, diagnose, and treat individuals and families with psychiatric disorders or the potential for such disorders using their full scope of therapeutic skills, including the prescription of medication and administration of psychotherapy. They also contribute to policy development, quality improvement, practice evaluation, and healthcare reform. PMH-APRNs often own private practices and corporations as well as consult with groups, communities, legislators, and corporations.

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The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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