psychiatric nurse practitioner

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psychiatric nurse practitioner

a nurse practitioner who, by advanced study and clinical practice, such as in a master's program in psychiatric nursing, has gained expert knowledge in the care and prevention of mental disorders. See also psychiatric nursing.

psychiatric nurse practitioner

A registered nurse with advanced preparation who combines medical and nursing skills in the care and treatment of psychiatric or mental health patients.
See also: nurse
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In Montana, the Montana Healthcare Workforce Advisory Committee (2007) identified mental health professionals as one of the top areas of need in the state and identified the development of a program to prepare psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioners as a priority for the state.