PMHNP salary and Forensic PMHNP

  1. Hi everyone, I'm new to allnurses. Once I receive my BSN, I want to go on to get a DNP as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. I'm mostly interested in doing medication management. What is the typical salary like for a PMHNP doing mainly medication management and psych evals as their main job? Money isn't my reason for choosing psych. I've wanted to go into psych since I entered nursing school and that hasn't changed. However, it's always nice to know what salary I should expect, especially as a new grad.

    I know that Pain management is actually a sub-specialty of psych. I'm considering sub-specializing in PM and I would like to manage pain meds as well. Is this possible for a PMHNP given the scope of practice? I would be sure to add Pain clinicals into my rotations. Is this something I'll be able to do?

    Forensic psychiatry is becoming a small interest of mine. I'm not seriously considering it but I'd love to learn more about it. Does anybody know if PMHNPs are allowed to do forensic psych? What would their typical duties be?

    Thank you!
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