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Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses - 29-1141.02

O*NET-SOC Description

Assess, diagnose, and treat individuals and families with mental health or substance use disorders or the potential for such disorders. Apply therapeutic activities, including the prescription of medication, per state regulations, and the administration of psychotherapy.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Advanced Practice Nurse Psychotherapist (APN Psychotherapist)
  • Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse
  • Associate Chief Nurse
  • Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse (PMH Nurse)

SOC Occupation Groups

29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
29-1000 Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners
29-1140 Registered Nurses
29-1141.00 Registered Nurses
29-1141.02 Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses

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Tasks

  • Administer medications including those administered by injection.
  • Assess patients' mental and physical status based on the presenting symptoms and complaints.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members, including psychiatrists, psychologists, or nursing staff, to develop, implement, or evaluate treatment plans.
  • Conduct individual, group, or family psychotherapy for those with chronic or acute mental disorders.
  • Consult with psychiatrists or other professionals when unusual or complex cases are encountered.
  • Develop and implement treatment plans.
  • Develop practice protocols for mental health problems based on review and evaluation of published research.
  • Develop, implement, or evaluate programs such as outreach activities, community mental health programs, and crisis situation response activities.
  • Diagnose psychiatric disorders and mental health conditions.
  • Direct or provide home health services.
  • Distinguish between physiologically and psychologically based disorders and diagnose appropriately.
  • Document patients' medical and psychological histories, physical assessment results, diagnoses, treatment plans, prescriptions, or outcomes.
  • Educate patients and family members about mental health and medical conditions, preventive health measures, medications, or treatment plans.
  • Evaluate patients' behavior to formulate diagnoses or assess treatments.
  • Interpret diagnostic or laboratory tests such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and renal functioning tests.
  • Monitor patients' medication usage and results.
  • Monitor the use and status of medical and pharmaceutical supplies.
  • Participate in activities aimed at professional growth and development including conferences or continuing education activities.
  • Participate in treatment team conferences regarding diagnosis or treatment of difficult cases.
  • Provide routine physical health screenings to detect or monitor problems such as heart disease and diabetes.
  • Refer patients requiring more specialized or complex treatment to psychiatrists, primary care physicians, or other medical specialists.
  • Teach classes in mental health topics such as stress reduction.
  • Treat patients for routine physical health problems.
  • Write prescriptions for psychotropic medications as allowed by state regulations and collaborative practice agreements.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer basic health care or medical treatments.
  • Administer intravenous medications.
  • Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals.
  • Analyze test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Design public or employee health programs.
  • Develop medical treatment plans.
  • Diagnose medical conditions.
  • Establish nursing policies or standards.
  • Evaluate patient functioning, capabilities, or health.
  • Examine patients to assess general physical condition.
  • Explain medical procedures or test results to patients or family members.
  • Maintain inventory of medical supplies or equipment.
  • Maintain medical or professional knowledge.
  • Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments.
  • Prescribe medications.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.
  • Teach health management classes.
  • Treat patients using psychological therapies.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Aeromedical Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Certified Nurse Midwife (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Family Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Army Public Health Nurse (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Certified Nurse Midwife (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Nurse (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Nurse, Critical Care (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Nurse, Emergency/Trauma (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Nurse, Neonatal Intensive Care (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Nurse, Obstetrical (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Nurse, Staff Development (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Critical Care Nursing (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Emergency Nursing (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Medical Surgical Nurse (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Mental Health Nurse (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Mental Health Service (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mental Health Service Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mental Health Service Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mental Health Service Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mental Health Service Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mental Health Service Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Nurse Anesthetist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Nurse Corps Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecologic Nurse (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Perioperative Nurse (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Psychiatric/Behavioral Health Nurse (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Psychiatric/Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • SC - Nurse Corps - General (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Nurse, General Duty