The Psych NP: Should you get Psych RN experience before becoming a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner?

Should you get Psych RN experience prior to becoming a Psych NP?
This is a hot topic that a lot of us talk about in the world of mental health!
I've had strong feelings about this one for a long time but those feelings are changing..

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Best PMHNP Review Courses:
1. The Lantern Review: PMHNP Board Exam Review

A Review Course that I personally took to pass the ANCC PMHNP Board Exam and was recently updated! This has over 40 Lectures, Videos, 10 Quizzes and 1 Final Comprehensive Exam. This is good for PMHNP students as well to give you a leg up on school!

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2. ANCC Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Review:
Written by experts who helped create the ANCC PMHNP Board exam, this book and resource manual acts as a clinical reference tool and as a certification examination prep!

Best for Psychopharmacology:
1. Memorable Psychopharmacology:
An actual fun read which helps you learn the basics of psychopharmacology!

2. Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology:
In this book, Dr. Stahl helps enable you to understand the complexities and nuances of psychopharmacology. This is the single most readily readable source of information on disease and drug mechanisms!

3. Stahl's Prescribers Guide: Essential Psychopharmacology:
This is a very well detailed book which really helped guide a lot of my clinical decisions in prescribing psychotropic medications my first year!

Best Books for Mental Health Disorders/Diagnoses:
1. Memorable Psychiatry:
This is a fun and enjoyable read into learning Psychiatry and the various mental health disorders!

2. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM-5:
This is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today's mental health clinicians in helping to diagnose and classify mental health disorders!

3. Kaplan and Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry:
This book contains a complete overview of the entire field of psychiatry for clinicians, residents, and students. This edition integrates all the DSM-5 criteria and provides a detailed and comprehensive overview of treatment methods for every known mental disorder!
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