A survey was sent to all Psychiatric Mental Health (PMH) Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) who had a registered e-mail address with the American Nurses Credentialing Center, resulting in 1,899 usable surveys. The practice of two groups of APRNs was examined and contrasted: those certified to treat children and adolescents and PMH-APRNs certified only to treat adults. Our findings raise concerns about the numbers of PMH-APRNs treating children. Considering the national demand for mental health professionals prepared to treat children, the specialty must move to increase the number of qualified APRN child providers.
Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Drew, Barbara; Delaney, Kathleen R (2009). National Survey of Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice Nursing: Development, Process, and Finding. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association 15(2) 101-110. doi: 10.1177/1078390309333544. Retrieved from https://oaks.kent.edu/nurspubs/58