A 51-year-old member asked:
What does a psychiatric nurse specializing in children and adolescents do?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Charles Barnhart answered
47 years experience in Psychiatry
APN: I think you're talking about an advanced nurse practitioner, rns with extra training, in most states supervised by psychiatrists. Apn's can diagnose and prescribe medications as well as refer to a psychiatrist if it is out of his or her league. I supervise two apns, who do a great job. Ask about who is the supervising doc and be sure they are really supervised.
Answered on Jan 7, 2014
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