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Psychiatric Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioners (NP’s) practice within their scope of practice unsupervised by a physician. NP’s are formally trained to provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventative health care services.
The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner provides assessment, dignoses, and treatment to individuals or families with psychiatric disorders while also identifying risk factors for such. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner also contributes to policy development, improvement of quality of care, practice evaluation, and healthcare reform.