APRN Reports & Statistics

Psychiatric-Mental Health APRN Salary

Bureau of Labor Statistics: 

Federal government estimates of Nurse Practitioners' occupational Employment and Wages


A listing of salary ranges by job for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
National salary data for Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
National salary data for Psychiatric Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

Workforce & APRN Role

Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Special collection of articles focused on workforce now available.

National Council: The Psychiatric Shortage (pdf)
The National Council Medical Director Institute published a 2017 white paper exploring the shortage of psychiatric providers.

Georgetown University Nursing Workforce Report (pdf)
The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce published a 2015 report analyzing the growing need for qualified nurses.

HRSA Nursing Workforce Survey Data
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) provides data on Registered Nurses from 1977-2018 and also conducted the 2012 National Sample Survey of Nurse Practitioners to provide accurate national estimates of the nurse practitioner workforce and to profile their education, certification, and practice patterns.

Policy Perspectives: Competition and the Regulation of Advanced Practice Nurses
From the staff at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), this policy paper focuses on proposed state-level changes to statutes and rules governing the “scope of practice” of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs). The paper notes the potential benefits of improved competition and cites research "suggesting that APRNs provide safe and effective care within the scope of their training, certification, and licensure." (FTC Press Release)

The Mental Health Workforce: A Primer (pdf)
From the Congressional Research Service, an analysis of "core mental health providers", which this report defines as advanced practice psychiatric nurses, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role Delineation Study (pdf)
National Survey Results (2011) - From ANCC, a report pertaining to the practice of psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners, based on the results of a 2011 national study of practice of PMH-NPs.


Second-Generation Antidepressants in the Pharmacologic Treatment of Adult Depression: An Update of the 2007 Comparative Effectiveness Review
From AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program, materials that summarize the comparative efficacy, effectiveness and adverse effects of 13 second-generation antidepressants used to treat adults suffering from depression.

First-Generation Versus Second-Generation Antipsychotics in Adults: Comparative Effectiveness
In response to a request from the public about antipsychotics used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in adults (U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved indications), a systematic review was undertaken to examine what is known about the comparative effectiveness, benefits, and adverse effects of these drugs.

NIMH & SAMHSA Reports & Data

SAMHSA 2017 National Survey on Drug Use & Health
Results of the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use & Health on the prevalence, patterns, and consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal substance use in individuals age 12 and older.

SAMHSA Report: Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the United States
Summary of key findings from the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).

SAMHSA Report: State Reports from the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health
Findings and data for individual states based on the 2016 NSDUH.

SAMHSA Report: Receipt of Services for Substance Use and Mental Health Issues among Adults
Data on the use of services for mental health and substance use concerns among adults in the US.

NIMH Statistics
Find mental health research information from across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other federal departments on this page. The page includes information on the prevalence of mental disorders and treatment, mental health-related disability, suicide, and the economic costs associated with mental illness.

SAMHSA Report: Behavioral Health Barometer, 2014
Presents a set of substance use and mental health indicators from population and treatment facility-based data sets. Provides point-in-time and trend data reflecting the status and progress in improving key behavioral health indicators. Reports for each state as well as for the overall nation.

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