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psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner salary

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How much dose psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner makes at health safety net clinics such as community health centers, free clinics and charitable clinics? 

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I also want to know as I am a brand new PMHNP awaiting licensure. I would love to find more of us to be able to collaborate and bounce questions off of each other.

 

 

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This is going to depend a lot on location. The local community mental health salaries here top out at about $130k for NPs, which is about what RNs make on average here, too.  Crazy, right?  I have one nurse acquaintance who works 1/2 time as a psych NP in a community clinic (because that’s what she was trained for) and 1/2 time at a hospital as a psych rn (because it pays better). 

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FullGlass has 1 years experience as a BSN, MSN, NP and specializes in Adult and Geriatric Primary Care.

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It depends on location.  I'm near Redding CA and PMHNPs with some experience can easily make up to $200K per year, even in facilities that primarily serve Medicaid patients.  There is a dire shortage of mental health professionals in California, outside of the large coastal cities.  

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You have to prove yourself. Salaries are all over the board in my area, from 90- 200k. The lower levels being more common.

It is largely productivity based, so please read 15 minute appointments

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PMHNP Man has 7 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Psychiatry.

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Made from 183-208k/yr in a community oriented privy practice, 3600/semester teaching a single NP course, 113k/yr at the VA, and 150/hr at an after hours consulting job. 

Salary should be directly related to your productivity, not experience, diploma, etc.

Hope that helps 

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JENFKB is a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in Nursing Informatics, Home Health, Telehealth.

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On 5/26/2019 at 9:48 PM, PMHNP Man said:

Made from 183-208k/yr in a community oriented privy practice, 3600/semester teaching a single NP course, 113k/yr at the VA, and 150/hr at an after hours consulting job. 

Salary should be directly related to your productivity, not experience, diploma, etc.

Hope that helps 

PMHNP Man, 

Do you mind me asking what VA you work at? I am a PMHNP student currently working for the VA in Home Based Primary Care and am hoping to stay with the VA after certification. How do you like your current role?

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PMHNP Man has 7 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Psychiatry.

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1 minute ago, JENFKB said:

PMHNP Man, 

Do you mind me asking what VA you work at? I am a PMHNP student currently working for the VA in Home Based Primary Care and am hoping to stay with the VA after certification. How do you like your current role?

All of that is best left to a private message. I like the patients in general mental health and enjoy working with them.

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JoyT has 4 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Dementia/med-surg.

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On 5/26/2019 at 3:45 PM, FullGlass said:

It depends on location.  I'm near Redding CA and PMHNPs with some experience can easily make up to $200K per year, even in facilities that primarily serve Medicaid patients.  There is a dire shortage of mental health professionals in California, outside of the large coastal cities.  

Can I ask how many hours you work in order to earn your salary? I really don’t want to earn my masters only to end up working 60 hours a week for a fixed salary. Ideally I’d like 12 hour shifts or 4 tens, so I could Work prn if I needed Extra money. 

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