As active members of the psychiatric care team, the role, expertise, and education of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNPs) is commonly misunderstood. The role of Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced
As active members of the psychiatric care team, the role, expertise, and education of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNPs) is commonly misunderstood. The role of Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (PMH-APRNs) has been in development since the 1950s. Because of the multiple APRN roles and regulatory consensus model of 2008, there is much confusion among other practice disciplines, patients, and the public about the role of both types of PMH-APRNs, including the Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (PMHCNS) and the PMHNP. Unlike many of the other APRN populations, PMH-APRNs work across many acute and primary care practice settings.
This webinar seeks to outline the historical evolution of PMH-APRN roles, including the implications of the LACE APRN consensus model. Additionally, education and trends in PMH-APRN workforce will be examined over time to clarify the role of PMH-APRNs.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
Describe the history of Psychiatric Mental Health Advance.
Practice Registered Nurse’ (PMH-APRNs) role development.
Distinguish among the various roles of PMH-APRNs. Discuss trends in PMH-APRN workforce and the settings in which PMH-APRNs function.