Advanced practice psychiatric nursing: The need for a blended role

Mary D. Moller, Judith Haber

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The purpose of this article is to advance the debate about whether the NP or the CNS alone should be the predominant advanced practice role in psychiatric-mental health nursing, or whether a blended advanced practice role is more appropriate for meeting the needs of services in the 21st century. We argue that a blended role is most appropriate in moving the psychiatric-mental health nursing specialty forward. The blended advanced practice role retains the excellence of our psychosocial tradition and incorporates the biological perspective of the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalOnline Journal of Issues in Nursing
Issue number1
StatePublished - Aug 31 1996


  • Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Clinical Nurse Specs
  • Education
  • Masters NP's
  • Nursing
  • Nursing Role
  • Psychiatric Nursing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects

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