Development of psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner competencies: Opportunities for the 21st century

Kathleen Wheeler, Judith Haber

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to discuss the development of the psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) competencies. The historical context and controversy regarding the role of advanced practice psychiatric mental health nursing as well as the consensus process of a national panel charged with the development of these competencies are described. Also, implications for education, practice, research, and policy are examined. The PMHNP competencies is a seminal document that will provide direction for the future of advanced practice psychiatric-mental health nursing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-138
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2004

Keywords

  • Advanced practie nursing
  • Competencies
  • Psychiatric-mental health nursing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health

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