The role of the PMHNP is that of direct care provider. PMHNPs practice in clinics, long-term care facilities, hospitals, physician officers, managed care corporations, and private industries. PMHNPs collect health histories and perform physical examinations, order and interpret diagnostic tests, diagnose and manage acute and chronic diseases, prescribe medications and treatments, refer to specialists as necessary, provide patient and family counseling and education regarding healthy lifestyle behaviors and self-care skills, and participate in research projects and integrate research findings. The PMHNP blends some aspects of medicine with nursing, using a holistic nursing perspective. Credentialing examinations, designed by specialty area, are available and required prior. To practice in most states. Our PMHNP track offers courses with the option for full-time and part-time study.
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