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Career Trends for Psychiatric Nurses

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As part of our series of question-and-answer chats with healthcare leaders, Marlene Nadler-Moodie, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, immediate past president of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APN...
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Alexandra Armstrong's comment, March 18, 2013 9:58 AM
The healthcare reform will leave many people who have mental health challenges without any health coverage for mental illness. This will impact psychiatric nurses in all of their work settings, and it may impact all nurses as more people with these challenges are mainstreamed into the healthcare system. This will cause psychiatric nurses to be short staffed.
Alexandra Armstrong's comment, March 18, 2013 11:04 PM
Psychiatric nurses work in various settings. It is not a very common specialty for nurses to enter. There is a noticeable shrinkage of psychiatric nursing educators which will impact the shortage. No teachers or no specialty-trained instructors will result in less nurses entering the psychiatric nursing practice.
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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner | Mental Health

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A psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) is an advanced practice nurse that has received specialized training and education in the field of psychiatric and mental health nursing.
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Alexandra Armstrong's comment, March 17, 2013 10:53 PM
To become a psychiatric mental health nurse you must start by getting a degree in nursing. Then, you must pass the NCLEX-RN examination, and gain experience as a registered nurse. Once you have experience as a RN, you must go back to college for a psychiatric nurse practitioner graduate program. Before you work you must get a national certification through the American National Certification Center, then contact your local State Board of Nursing to get licensed. After these steps are completed you will be able to pursue employment.
Alexandra Armstrong's comment, March 17, 2013 10:56 PM
Places to work as a psychiatric nurse would be mental health facilities, professional associations, primary care centers, public health departments, hospitals, rehab centers, private practices, or emergency psychiatric units. The outlook on psychiatric nursing is very optimistic. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that between 2008 and 2018, nursing will grow nationwide by 22% in employment.
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Tami Yaklich's comment, March 21, 2013 11:11 PM
Again, good illustrative examples/details in this aspect
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Psychiatric Unit Nurse: Job Description, Duties and Requirements

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Alexandra Armstrong's comment, March 17, 2013 11:29 PM
Psychiatric nurses are assigned a handful of patients, they are required to provide direct care to each patient. They must help the patient with their social and emotional needs while they oversee medication schedules and evaluate the patients progress. The patients family should be informed about the patient's conditions. Helping create a supportive environment for the patients to return to for long-term care and recovery is an important duty as well.
Alexandra Armstrong's comment, March 17, 2013 11:30 PM
Psychiatric patients are hospitalized because most of the time they are a danger to themselves and others around them. The nurse is responsible for keeping a safe environment by the use of monitoring devices and restraining techniques when necessary. The nurses provide social support for patients by creating and encouraging patients to take advantage of opportunities such as support groups, social activities and other therapeutic measures, as well as participating with patients where appropriate.
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Nurses for a Healthier Tomorrow

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Alexandra Armstrong's comment, March 15, 2013 10:33 AM
Psychiatric nursing is a specialty within nursing its self, but there are more sub-divisions within psychiatric nursing. A few sub-specialties include eating disorders, substance abuse, and emotional problems. To be certificated in a sub-specialty you can go through the ANCC or different organizations.
Alexandra Armstrong's comment, March 15, 2013 11:26 AM
The practice of psychiatric nursing all started when it was thought of that the patients in mental hospitals should receive some sort of nursing care. Since that time, psychiatric mental health nursing has evolved into programs that require some sort of a degree from college. Advanced practice registered nurses were developed after changes in the developing health care arena, the APRN-PMHs take on more roles and have higher degrees. Psychiatric mental health nurses are a very popular provider for psychiatric mental health service.
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About Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses (PMHNs) - American Psychiatric Nurses Association

An introduction to psychiatric mental health nursing.
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Alexandra Armstrong's comment, March 14, 2013 11:18 PM
Registered nurses have the opportunity to work within a specific specialty, psychiatric mental health is one example. The PNMHs determine the mental health requirements for many people including: individuals, families, groups, and communities. PNMHs are required to create a diagnosis along with a care plan, then they must examine the care plan to see is it is sufficient.
Alexandra Armstrong's comment, March 14, 2013 11:20 PM
Some may believe that PMHNs are the same as psychiatrists, social workers and psychologists, but that is not true. PMHNs receive their degree in nursing. The job of some advanced practice PMHNs who earned their master's degree can go beyond the job of a psychologist, social worker and psychiatrist. APRNs and psychiatrics can both write prescriptions for patients. Psychologists are the only workers who are taught to do psychological testing. These psychiatric workers can practice on their own, although they are all held back by state laws that control their practice.