What do psychiatric mental health nurses pmhn do psychiatric mental health nursing is a specialty within nursing psychiatric mental health registered nurses work with individuals families groups and communities assessing their mental health needs. Exploring the full psychiatric nursing curriculum from theoretical foundations to interventions for commonly encountered disorders psychiatric mental health nursing 7th edition provides a practical focus on the skills and concepts students need for successful practice. Psychiatric nursing or mental health nursing is the appointed position of a nurse that specialises in mental health and cares for people of all ages experiencing mental illnesses or distressthese include schizophrenia schizoaffective disorder mood disorders anxiety disorders personality disorders eating disorders suicidal thoughts psychosis paranoia and self harm. Mental health nurse mental health nurses also work closely with patients who have mental health issues they are experts in assessing diagnosing and treating people with psychiatric problems mental health nurses work as part of a team to provide total medical care for the patient some of the common duties of a mental health nurse include. The ancc psychiatric mental health nursing board certification examination is a competency based examination that provides a valid and reliable assessment of the entry level clinical knowledge and skills of registered nurses in the psychiatric mental health specialty after initial rn licensure
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