Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses


Provide advanced nursing care for patients with psychiatric disorders. May provide psychotherapy under the direction of a psychiatrist.
Also called: Advanced Practice Nurse Psychotherapist (APN Psychotherapist), Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse, Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse (PMH Nurse)

Knowledge:

    Health
  • therapy and counseling
  • medicine and dentistry
    Math and Science
  • psychology
  • sociology and anthropology
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • philisophy and religion
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
    Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • looking for ways to help people
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Concern for Others
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology:

    Medical software
  • Beck Anxiety Inventory
  • Zung Depression Rating Scale
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Invivo Data EPX ePRO Management System
  • Microsoft Access
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    master's degree
    certificate after master's
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