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All About Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners

All About Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners

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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners are advanced practice nurses who provide care and consultation to patients suffering from psychiatric and mental health disorders. For additional information from actual nurses in this field, please see the Psychiatric Nursing discussion thread.


Average Annual Salary


$95,000


Educational Requirements


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American Psychiatric Nurses Association

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Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses

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    nursesylvia

    almost 3 years ago

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    Im interested in becoming a psychiatric nurse practioners but want to know what is expected to accomplish this goal right now i'm lvn looking to continue edcation and job experiences along the way send me info or contact i need a mentor 760 92028111

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    AriesGirl

    over 3 years ago

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    This is something I would love to do! I've always wanted to work in the psychiatric setting because I love psychology.

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    averee0303

    over 3 years ago

    18 comments

    Does psychiatric nurses require a bachelors degree? or is it a masters?

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    Lavetta

    almost 4 years ago

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    can someone please tell me about the Hospitals that will pay for you to go to college?? i get emails like that ALL the time and im very intrested. If im not on by the time you have an answer please please email me at
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    Im in high school still and im really intrested in pursuing my caree in nursing, and if i can have a hospital pay for me to go to a college and get my degree that i want i would love to do that. I know that you would have to committe some years of work to that hospital and that is fine with me, thanks for your help.

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    amckenzie09

    about 4 years ago

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    In response to everyone saying that by 2011 a docturate will be needed to be an NP, I would like to see some official documentation about this. I have heard that this will be put into effect in 2015 but again, there hasn't been any "for sure" mention of this anywhere. Where are you getting your information?

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    sharonette

    over 4 years ago

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    I would really like to know if a DNP will be required in 2011and will you have to get a master's and then a DNP.

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    AmbitiousFutureRN

    almost 5 years ago

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    By 2015 NP's will be required to have a DNP also Psych nurses are needed they are hard to find because its not a popular specialty. I personally dont want to be a psych nurse.

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