Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses

Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses

Provide advanced nursing care for patients with psychiatric disorders. May provide psychotherapy under the direction of a psychiatrist.

Key Competencies * Integrity * Concern for Others * Dependability * Self Control * Stress Tolerance * Adaptability/Flexibility * Cooperation * Attention to Detail * Independence * Analytical Thinking

Representative Tasks * Monitor patients' medication usage and results. * Evaluate patients' behavior to formulate diagnoses or assess treatments. * Document patients' medical and psychological histories, physical assessment results, diagnoses, treatment plans, prescriptions, or outcomes.


Educational Services,

Job Family Healthcare Practitioners and Technical

Sample Job Titles Administrative Director, Behavioral Health Services, Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Practice Nurse Psychotherapist (APN Psychotherapist), Advanced Practice Provider, Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse, Associate Chief Nurse, Associate Director of Nursing, Coordinator of the Psychiatric Liaison Service, Deputy Director of Clinical Specialty Services, Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Mental Health Nurse, Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse (PMH Nurse), Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Psychiatric Nurse, Psychiatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist.