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Webinar: Optimizing the Value of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners in Public Mental Health Settings

This webinar is designed to assist counties in understanding the role of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNPs) and ways to incorporate them into service delivery systems.

 The webinar will include:

  • Overview of PMHNP role
  • Advantages of using PMHNPs in public mental health, including:
    • Broad scope of practice, including medication management
    • Biopsychocial approach—ability to identify and manage/comanage health problems
    • Ability to interface effectively with primary care and other medical settings
    • Nursing emphasis on health promotion & self-management
  • Examples of PMHNP roles in public mental health
  • PMHNP roles in integrated care
  • Scope of practice and physician collaboration
  • Training needs of PMHNP interns

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