Psych Nurse Practitioner

  1. Hello Alllnurses,

    Where can I find information about the job outlook for psych nurse practitioners? The schools in my area have closed admission to their Psych NP programs, which makes me nervous about the job market.

    Also, any recommendations as to how I can find a Psych NP to gain a greater understanding of the field? I have tried the apna.org website, but to no avail.

    Thanks a lot!
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  3. by   laurenicoleRN
    Consider looking into state agencies. I work for a state hospital in Texas and PMHNP are always needed.
  4. by   jkpowell23
    I am starting a PHMNP program this summer... I hope the outlook is good!!
  5. by   jahra
    Quote from LeavingTeaching4RN
    Hello Alllnurses,

    Where can I find information about the job outlook for psych nurse practitioners? The schools in my area have closed admission to their Psych NP programs, which makes me nervous about the job market.

    Also, any recommendations as to how I can find a Psych NP to gain a greater understanding of the field? I have tried the apna.org website, but to no avail.

    Thanks a lot!
    Please pm me if you are still looking for info on Psych NP programs and or a contact person for info.
  6. by   stella2blue
    Hello? any advice? Im currently enrolled in a BSN program and hope to work toward becoming a Psych Nurse Practitioner in NJ.
    Thanks!
  7. by   lucianne
    There is a national shortage of psychiatrists and the demand for psych NPs is high in many areas. If your local schools have closed admissions for PMHNPs, it may be because they don't have the faculty to teach the courses or the preceptors for clinicals--hence, high demand. Only 2 psych NPs applied for the job I have now. I precept and know that all of the most recent graduate from the local university have found jobs.

    As for what psych NPs do, search previous posts here and on the NP page and you should be able to find several responses.
  8. by   foxyhill21
    I am also thinking about psych i have heard so many good things about Psych NP, where i currently live the job market is awsome for psych np. I am so excited and motivated about it, hopefully I will get accepted into n.p and can begin my journey.
  9. by   mtsteelhorse
    Can you psych NP students share where you're going to school? Any online students???

    Thanks!
  10. by   zenman
    I'm currently in a locums position where they searched for 6 months trying to find a PMHNP. I've had so many job offers I had to turn my phone off to get some sleep!
  11. by   foxyhill21
    Do you happen to know what is the starting salary for PMHNP in texas?


    Quote from laurenicoleRN
    Consider looking into state agencies. I work for a state hospital in Texas and PMHNP are always needed.
  12. by   foxyhill21
    Midwestern State University has an online psych np program
    Quote from mtsteelhorse
    Can you psych NP students share where you're going to school? Any online students???

    Thanks!

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