Our advanced psychiatric nurse practitioners (APN) vitally participate in and often lead a multi-disciplinary team in providing comprehensive psychiatric nursing services to clients, and serve in a consulting capacity to staff and other health care providers. APNs prescribe medications, educate patients about risks and benefits, probe for side effects, and monitor progress. APNs also develop and/or conduct in-service education programs for other health care professionals.
Masters of Nursing degree in Psychiatry and Community Mental Health required
Licensure as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of Colorado or any State in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) network required
Prescriptive Authority for Advanced Practice Nurses Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) license & number maintained required