Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse
Psychiatric mental health nursing is a specialty within nursing. Psychiatric mental health registered nurses work with individuals, families, groups, and communities, assessing their mental health needs. The PMH nurse develops a nursing diagnosis and plan of care, implements the nursing process, and evaluates it for effectiveness.
Psychiatric-Mental Health Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Psychiatric-Mental Health Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (PMH-APRN’s) provide a full range of psychiatric and mental health care services. These advanced degree holders can assess, diagnose, prescribe medication and provide therapeutic intervention. Psychiatric-Mental Health Advanced Practice Registered Nurses practice using various titles including Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) or Nurse Practitioners (NP). (American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 2019).