ABCs of Mental Health Care
About Care Providers
What is a Nurse Practitioner?
These provider descriptions are general in nature and are
being made available to help you better understand the various
types and levels of behavioral health providers that may be
available to provide your care. These general descriptions
were prepared using national standards. Please note that provider
requirements will vary from state to state, thus, you may
want to check with the provider's office if you have any specific
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP):
a Master's degree in nursing from an accredited college
or university recognized by the National League for Nursing.
at the highest level in the state where practice is to
by the American Nurses Association, American Nurses Credentialing
Center (ANCC) as a Clinical Specialist.
to prescribe specific psychoactive medications in certain
states when educational and certification requirements
conduct therapy of multiple modalities or theoretical
frameworks: individual, group, family, cognitive behavioral
therapy, behavior modification, etc. Skilled in providing
therapy for co-occurring medical and psychiatric diagnoses
and in conducting physical assessments.