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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner CareersWhat is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner / Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP)?

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners also known as Psychiatric NPs/Psych NPs or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP), are registered nurses with advanced education and training in diagnosing and treating individuals with mental health conditions. They also help people dealing with difficult life circumstances, grief, and family issues. A Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will address physical and mental health concerns, and offer treatment options based on in-depth physical and mental assessments. Interventions can include individual or group counseling, psychotherapy, and the prescribing of medication.

Psychiatric NPs often work closely with other health professionals, creating an interdisciplinary treatment plan to ensure patients receive the many benefits of holistic treatment. Psychiatric NPs can meet with patients individually or in a group setting. Depending on their area of expertise, these practitioners may work in private practice, behavioral health clinics, residential treatment centers, or alongside general practitioners working with adults or children. Psychiatric NPs also work in public health and correctional facilities.

Depending on a Psychiatric NP’s chosen specialty, he or she may work with children, teens, geriatric patients, or other populations. Some specialize in specific psychiatric diagnoses or substance-abuse problems, while others offer family counseling services.

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What is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner responsible for?

As mental health specialists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners are responsible for treating patients while spreading awareness about mental health issues and promoting overall wellness. They educate individuals, families, and communities in an effort to advocate for those affected by mental illness, and to destigmatize mental health conditions.

Where does a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner work?

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners can choose to work with adults, adolescents, or children in a variety of settings based on his/her specialty. Many Psychiatric Nurse work in private practice or behavioral health clinics. Other settings include residential treatment centers or general practitioners’ offices. Working alongside other health professionals often means creating an interdisciplinary treatment plan to address patients’ overall health and wellness.

What other career options are available to a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner?

In addition to practicing in treatment centers and doctor’s offices, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners can work in public health or correctional facilities. Family counseling, substance abuse programs, and consulting for large corporations are also options. Some Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners Jobs are researchers, always eager to learn about breakthroughs in mental health diagnoses and treatment, and share their knowledge with colleagues and the general public.

What degree is required to become a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner? What do they study?

Those interested in becoming a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners must obtain a master’s degree in nursing. While it is not a requirement, many Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners master’s students go on to earn a doctorate degree. Those specializing in psychiatric nursing, and who plan to become a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners are required to obtain a Registered Nurse license and a certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Many students choose a specialty area which becomes their area of focus. Specialties include working with: children or teens, senior citizens, and individuals struggling with substance abuse, eating disorders, or specific diagnoses.

How much money does a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner earn?

Like with many healthcare professions, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners salaries vary greatly depending on geographical location and demand, as well as level of education, training, and experience. Income also differs based on the Psychiatric Nurs’s specialty and work setting. Experienced psychiatric nurse practitioners get paid about $100,000 per year according to psychology industry studies.

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West Texas Psychiatry | Choice of OP or IP | No Call | Potential 80th Percentile Jackson Physician Search Texas US 05/15/2022
MHMR system offering primarily OP with some Telemedicine. Paid IP and Paid Call only if desired. Seeking an Adult Psychiatrist to relocate to this metro city of 300,000+ population. This client is extending great flexibility in setting up this provider to have a good work-life balance. THE PRACTICE Outpatient Psychiatry offering a schedule of either 8-5 M-F or four 10-hour days. Join Psychiatrists and multiple Psych NP and PA's who handle the rounds and call General ... More
Outpatient Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner LifeStance Health Madison, Wisconsin US 05/13/2022
We offer our Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners:Flexible work schedules: Full-time and part-time (20 hours week+) available - set your own schedule!70% on-site work & 30% telemedicine work 100% outpatient work. No nights, no hospital calls, no weekends. Compensation with unlimited/uncapped earningsFull benefits package: health, dental, vision, life, 401k (with match), LTIP (stocks), paid parental leave, holidays, EAP, CEU, and more. Collegial ... More
Outpatient Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner LifeStance Health Milwaukee, Wisconsin US 05/13/2022
We offer our Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners:Flexible work schedules: Full-time and part-time (20 hours week+) available - set your own schedule!70% on-site work & 30% telemedicine work 100% outpatient work. No nights, no hospital calls, no weekends. Compensation with unlimited/uncapped earningsFull benefits package: health, dental, vision, life, 401k (with match), LTIP (stocks), paid parental leave, holidays, EAP, CEU, and more. Collegial ... More
INPATIENT GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRIST Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Spartansburg, South Carolina US 05/13/2022
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System located in Spartanburg, SC is searching for a BC/BE Psychiatrist to join our interdisciplinary team of providers in serving the behavioral health needs of the Spartanburg community in Upstate SC. We are recruiting for an INPATIENT GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRISTS. Highlights of the position include: Current staffing: 5 Psychiatrists, 5 PMH certified Nurse Practitioners, 1 Clinical Psychologist, ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Trinity Health Stafford Springs, Connecticut US 05/12/2022
Trinity Health Of New England Medical Group has an excellent full-time employment opportunity for an experienced Psychiatry Nurse Practitioner to join our established inpatient psychiatric care team at Johnson Memorial Hospital located in Stafford Springs, Connecticut. This is an inpatient role working Monday through Friday, 8:00 am 5:00 pm, providing psychiatric care with a full support staff, including embedded social workers, OT, and RN Case Managers. This practice environment ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Health Center at Auraria Denver, Colorado US 05/12/2022
The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds. The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date. Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions ... More
Child Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) LifeStance Health Norwood, Ohio US 05/12/2022
Is this you?Wanting to deliver high quality behavioral healthcare.Seeking work life balance.Interested in growing professionally.What we offer Nurse Practitioners:Flexible work schedules - set your own hoursFull time schedules (40hrs/week)Compensation with unlimited/uncapped earningsSigning Bonus* (for full-time)Clinician Long Term Incentive Plan - NEW! (Annual stock bonus)Full benefits ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) LifeStance Health Independence, Ohio US 05/12/2022
Is this you?Wanting to deliver high quality behavioral healthcare.Seeking work life balance.Interested in growing professionally.What we offer Nurse Practitioners:Flexible work schedules - set your own hoursFull time schedules (40hrs/week)Compensation with unlimited/uncapped earningsSigning Bonus* (for full-time)Clinician Long Term Incentive Plan - NEW! (Annual stock bonus)Full benefits ... More
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