Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses

Code: 29-1141.02

Description : Provide advanced nursing care for patients with psychiatric disorders. May provide psychotherapy under the direction of a psychiatrist.

JobTitles : Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse

  • Diagnose psychiatric disorders and mental health conditions.
  • Distinguish between physiologically and psychologically based disorders and diagnose appropriately.
  • Assess patients' mental and physical status based on the presenting symptoms and complaints.
  • Conduct individual, group, or family psychotherapy for those with chronic or acute mental disorders.
  • Monitor patients' medication usage and results.
  • Evaluate patients' behavior to formulate diagnoses or assess treatments.
  • Educate patients and family members about mental health and medical conditions, preventive health measures, medications, or treatment plans.
  • Document patients' medical and psychological histories, physical assessment results, diagnoses, treatment plans, prescriptions, or outcomes.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members, including psychiatrists, psychologists, or nursing staff, to develop, implement, or evaluate treatment plans.
  • Write prescriptions for psychotropic medications as allowed by state regulations and collaborative practice agreements.