Psychiatric Mental Health NP Careers, Cincinnati Online

Two male Cincinnati Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner students smile and pose together.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Post-Master’s Certificate online program graduates gain real-world experience and advanced psychiatric skills of therapy, clinical management and psychiatric medication prescription to treat patients with chronic medical comorbidities or mental illness. The program also provides psychiatric CNSs or NPs with a specialty in adult or child with the knowledge and skills to treat persons across the lifespan.

Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses conduct mental health assessments and provide treatments, including therapy, medication prescription and management. Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses have many career opportunities available to them in a wide array of medical settings, including:

  • Outpatient clinics
  • Schools
  • Prisons
  • Health homes
  • Behavioral health homes
  • Acute care services
  • Private practice
  • Long-term care

According to in December 2016, salaries for this specialty can range from $79,070 to $124,226 per year. This is just an estimate and actual compensation will depend on many factors such as experience, location and type of practice.


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