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An Unconventional Path to Psychiatric Nursing

Female nurse in scrubs placing a comforting arm on the shoulder of a male patient
Bridging the gap between physical and mental health, a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) works alongside psychologists, social workers and physicians to deliver holistic and patient-centered care. Read on to learn more about the unique aspects of this specialty.

We spoke with Stacey Ryan, RN, MSN, a recent graduate of the Yale University School of Nursing Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Specialty Master’s Program in Orange, Conn., to learn more about the roles, responsibilities and unique aspects of her chosen specialty.

You can find additional information about the Yale University School of Nursing Psychiatric—Mental Health Program here.

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