I have a couple of questions. I am deciding between becoming a LCSW, a PA and working in mental health and a PMHNP. I am leaning toward the NP. I am still in my prereqs of undergrad studies. will Ibe prepared for a PMHNP role with just a year of RN experience? I had assumed that a LCSW and PMHNP have very similar duties. Is this correct? There seem to better job prospects for the SW and NP than the PA in mental health but i seem to hear that PAs are more prepared even coming fresh out of grad school. Is this true?