Nurse Practitioner Week, November 10-16, 2019, is a time to celebrate the exceptional care provided by nurse practitioners. All across the healthcare industry, people are being called to serve in a Nurse Practitioner (NP) role, some of which specializing in everything from Family NPs and Adult Gerontology NPs to Pediatric NPs and even Psychiatric-Mental Health NPs (PMHNP).
A Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner is an advanced practice nurse that seeks to improve mental health care and the overall health status of communities. With a focus on lifetime care for individuals, PMHNPs are committed to promoting mental health through assessment, diagnosis and treatment of behavioral problems, mental disorders and comorbid conditions. A PMHNP has training in prescribing psychiatric medications and in psychotherapy. Primary care providers can refer patients with complex psychiatric issues to PMHNPs for psychiatric care. PMHNPs provide specialized and patient-focused treatment to assist patients in achieving their desired level of mental health wellness. Mental health plays an important role in overall physical health and wellbeing. If you are interested in learning more about PMHNPs and the educational journey to become a PMHNP, you can visit https://frontier.edu/psych-mental-health-nurse-practitioner/. Please join Frontier Nursing in celebrating all Nurse Practitioners during Nurse Practitioner Week at frontier.edu/NPweek.
Frontier Nursing University is one of the largest not for profit universities in the United States for advanced nursing and midwifery education. They offer specialty tracks for Nurse-Midwifery, Family Nurse Practitioner, Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and degrees including Doctor of Nursing Practice and, Master of Science in Nursing as well as, Post-Graduate Certificates. If you are interested in learning more about Frontier Nursing University visit their website at