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Mary june @ Maclean Counseling Center

What is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner?

A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse who has completed additional graduate- or doctorate-level nursing education. This means they either have a master’s degree or a doctorate in nursing. This allows them to provide similar care as medical doctors. They can see patients, develop treatment plans, and prescribe medications.

Nurse practitioners (NPs) with specialties (like psychiatric nurse practitioners) have additional training and education in the psychiatric and mental health nursing field. Similar to psychiatrists, psychiatric NPs can provide mental health services for individuals, families, and communities.

Your appointment will be the same with a psychiatric NP as it would be with a traditional psychiatrist. Psychiatric NPs can diagnose and treat psychiatric, emotional, and behavioral disorders just like psychiatrists can. This includes common mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression, as well as more complex and specialized ones such as bipolar disorder.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners work autonomously and have the same care capabilities as psychiatrists do.

They can:

  • Diagnose and evaluate patient health
  • Facilitate therapy sessions with patients, families, and groups
  • Order diagnostic tests
  • Prescribe and adjust medications
  • Make referrals to additional service providers
  • Evaluate and monitor patients’ overall well-being, adjusting
    treatment outcomes as needed over time

 

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