Registered Nurses (APRNs)
in Psychiatric & Mental Health Care Do?
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) in Psychiatric & Mental Health Care treat the psychiatrically ill, including those with physical problems, and the physically ill with psychological problems.
APRNs in Psychiatric & Mental Health Care have advanced education and training to provide psychotherapy. Many are also able to prescribe medication.
APRNs in Psychiatric & Mental Health Care assist individuals and their families deal with many complex medical, psychiatric and substance abuse problems, and provide expert guidance on course of illness and available resources.
APRNs in Psychiatric & Mental Health Care are the consumer’s provider of choice.
What Clinical Services Do Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) In Psychiatric & Mental Health Care Provide?
- Comprehensive psychiatric, substance abuse and physical assessments and evaluations.
- Interpretation and monitoring of laboratory test results.
- Development and implementation of treatment plans with individuals and families.
- Education of individuals, families & the public about preventing and treating psychiatric illness.
- Psychotherapy with individuals, couples, families & groups.
- Prescription, administration and monitoring of medications and their effects.
- Coordination of the care of individuals throughout their course of illness.
- Reintegration of individuals by assisting with lifestyle changes that promote recovery and empowerment.
- Triage, consultation and referral to other services as needed.
- Treatment of the psychosocial consequences of physical illness such as cancer, AIDS, asthma, headaches, heart disease, ulcers, diabetes, and obesity.
APRNs in Psychiatric & Mental Health Care are cost effective.
APRNs in Psychiatric & Mental Health Care give holistic and compassionate care with high levels of patient satisfaction.
APRNs in Psychiatric & Mental Health Care provide a broad range of psychiatric services in a variety of settings.
APRNs in Psychiatric & Mental Health Care are patient-family advocates who work collaboratively with significant others.