12 Mar “The Journey of a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner” Podcast
Psychiatric nurse practitioners are instrumental in providing treatment and helping patients cope with psychiatric disorders including ADHD, PTSD, mood disorders, and anxiety, as well as a whole host of other conditions. They work with individuals, families, groups, and communities, assessing their mental health needs before and during care, develop treatment plans, monitor their clients progress, and administer medications as needed.
Psychiatric nurse practitioners often collaborate with psychiatrists to provide the widest scope of care possible to patients. They often work with primary care and specialty providers, but many have begun to open their own practices as well. As the need for mental health services has increased, there has been a high demand for nursing practitioners who specialize in psychiatric mental health nursing to help alleviate the shortfall of providers in behavioral healthcare.
As more and more practices begin to add psychiatric nurse practitioners to their staff, many people have asked, “what exactly is a psychiatric nurse practitioner” and how can they help treat psychiatric disorders? To get a better understanding of their role and how they can help your mental health agency, check out the podcast, “The Journey of a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner”.