M. Christina’s Answer
I often see postings for openings for "Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners" whenever I do a job search. There are many different specialties for NPs, and there are not as many that choose mental or behavioral health tracks. Do keep in mind that you will need a bachelors degree and a masters degree to be a Psych NP. It is not a specialty that is very competitive but there may not be many graduate programs that offer the program.
M. Christina recommends the following next steps:
- Google "Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Programs" and go over their application requirements. You can even try calling the school to see how many people they admit per year.
- Go on LinkedIn or Craigslist and type "Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner" to see how many openings there are to get an idea of the demand for the position.