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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.
The following articles provide information about the role of the advanced practice psychiatric nurse organized by topic, workplace setting, and/or specialty. Please contact us if you are interested in accessing any of these documents. General The role of the nurse practitioner in psychiatric/mental health nursing: Exploring consumer satisfaction APPN Psychotherapist Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Finding Our Core: The Therapeutic Relationship in 21st Century Geriatric APPN Download Geropsychiatric Nursing Practice in the United States: Present Trends and Future Directions1 Child & Adolescent APPN Addressing Children’s Mental Health Needs: Educational Preparation of Advanced Practice Nurses Forensic APPN Download Human Trafficking: Implications for the Role of the Advanced Practice Forensic Nurse2 1.
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