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Working as a Nurse Psychotherapist

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NRSKarenRN has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

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Posting this article from NJ State Nurses Assoc. since so many members asking about PMHNP. and can they perform psychotherapy. Karen

Working as a Nurse Psychotherapist

https://njsna.org/working-as-a-nurse-psychotherapist/

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Pursuing jobs in the field of psychotherapy isn’t just for doctors; nurses can do it too. Benjamin Evans, DD, DNP, RN, APN, past president of the New Jersey State Nurses Association, has his own practice as a nurse psychotherapist in addition to consulting. He made the change in the 1980s after he had completed his nurse practitioner training. Based on his work with people living with chronic and catastrophic illnesses, he decided to earn a master’s degree in counseling because it would be a good fit.

Evans explained what a nurse psychotherapist does and what nurses who are thinking of entering this area of the field should keep in mind....

Full article: https://dailynurse.com/working-as-a-nurse-psychotherapist/

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verene is a MSN and specializes in mental health / psychiatic nursing.

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This article doesn't seem to have much to do with being a PMHNP though... The author appears to be an APRN who also holds a Masters in Counseling who is working as a psychotherapist and consultant- not a PMHNP!

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Tegridy specializes in Former NP now Internal medicine PGY-1.

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I mean if one of us got a degree in chem engineering we could technically be a nurse engineer. I think he is using his counciling degree and just three nurse title on it

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