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What do psychiatric-mental health nurses (PMHNs) do? Can you specialize within psychiatric nursing? How can I become a PMHN? Why do psychiatric-mental health nurses obtain a master's or doctoral degree? How do I find a good program for psychiatric nursing? Are PMHNs certified? What about titles for PMHNs? How can I determine if psychiatric nursing is for me before I enter a basic nursing program? What is the annual salary for PMHMs? Is psychiatric-mental health nursing experiencing a shortage now? How do psychiatric-mental health nurses differ from psychiatrists, social workers and psychologists? How can nurses “switch” to psychiatric nursing? How can I find out more about psychiatric nursing? What do psychiatric-mental health nurses (PMHN) do? Psychiatric mental health nursing is a specialty within nursing. Psychiatric mental health registered nurses work with individuals, families, groups, and communities, assessing their mental health needs. The PMHN develops a nursing diagnosis and plan of care, implements the nursing process, and evaluates it for effectiveness.



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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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