Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Population Health and Health Policy

Are Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses a Solution to Rural Mental Health Workforce Shortages?

Abstract: 

This paper summarizes the clinical skills and prescriptive authority of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses, and investigates current trends in their geographic distribution to determine what their future role may be in addressing rural mental health needs.

Publication Type: 
Report
Publish Date: 
April 19, 2004
URL: 
http://www.muskie.usm.maine.edu/Publications/rural/wp31.pdf