Nurse Practitioner - Psychiatric
Also referred to as: Psychiatric - Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP), Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Requirements and Responsibilities
Works in collaboration with physicians to manage care for patients in a psychiatric setting. Orders, interprets, and records results of clinical tests and reports results to physicians. Prescribes medications and makes recommendations for other therapeutic forms of treatment. Provides primary care to psychiatry and at-risk patients. Requires a masters degree. Requires Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) in specialty area based on RN licensure and state authority for advanced practice. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. Years of experience may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement.

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