Psych Nurse Practitioner

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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!

laurenicoleRN

Specializes in Cadiothoracic, psychiatric. 35 Posts

Consider looking into state agencies. I work for a state hospital in Texas and PMHNP are always needed.

jkpowell23

50 Posts

I am starting a PHMNP program this summer... I hope the outlook is good!!

Guest717236

1,062 Posts

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.

stella2blue

30 Posts

Hello? any advice? Im currently enrolled in a BSN program and hope to work toward becoming a Psych Nurse Practitioner in NJ.

Thanks!

lucianne

239 Posts

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.

foxyhill21

Specializes in trauma ICU,TNCC, NRP, PALS, ACLS. 429 Posts

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.

mtsteelhorse

Specializes in Correctional Nursing; MSN student. Has 16 years experience. 1,635 Posts

Can you psych NP students share where you're going to school? Any online students???

Thanks!

zenman

2 Articles; 2,806 Posts

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!

foxyhill21

Specializes in trauma ICU,TNCC, NRP, PALS, ACLS. 429 Posts

Do you happen to know what is the starting salary for PMHNP in texas?

Consider looking into state agencies. I work for a state hospital in Texas and PMHNP are always needed.

foxyhill21

Specializes in trauma ICU,TNCC, NRP, PALS, ACLS. 429 Posts

Midwestern State University has an online psych np program

Can you psych NP students share where you're going to school? Any online students???

Thanks!