Can Family Nurse Practitioners Work in Psychiatry?
It is not uncommon for family nurse practitioners to work in the mental health, or psychiatry, field. FNPs are legally able to prescribe medication and diagnose illnesses. However, mental health is a unique field that requires additional experience and training. Family nurse practitioners working in this field should complete clinical rotations in the mental health field during their training or work in this field as an RN to gain experience.
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