What Does a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Do? Wilkes university nursing
What Does a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Do? Wilkes university nursing

What Does a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Do?

In the United States today, almost 20% of adults and approximately half of adolescents struggle with some level of mental illness. Close to eight percent of adults have a substance abuse disorder. These epidemics have led to sharp increases in demand for the specialized role of the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. For nurses considering this expanding area of healthcare, this post explores the question: what does a psychiatric nurse practitioner do?

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