Explain the role of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner as it relates to the scope of psychotherapy

This week’s discussion is a two-fold discussion. First, explain the role of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner as it relates to the scope of psychotherapy. Second, explain how this week’s discussion aligns with the following APNA standard:

• Standard 5G: Therapeutic Relationship: Psychiatric-mental health registered nurse uses therapeutic relationship as the basis for interactions and the provision of care.

The student must answer the graded discussion with a substantive reply to the graded discussion question(s)/topic(s) posted by the course instructor by Thursday, 11:59 p.m.

Eastern Time. Two scholarly source references are required unless stated otherwise by your professor. The student provides a substantive response to the discussion question or topic on Thursday day and posts at least two additional responses to peers on another day(s). The answers to classmates must be posted by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. We expect each student to participate in the discussion board respectfully.

Please review the rubric before posting to ensure a maximum of points. Here are the categories of the new discussion rubric:

Initial Post relevance to the topic of discussion, applicability, and insight. (20%)

Quality of Written Communication Appropriateness of audience and word choice is specific, purposeful, dynamic, and varied. Grammar, spelling, punctuation. (20%)

Inclusion of APNA standards essentials explored in the discussion and the role-specific competencies as applicable. (10%)

Rigor, currency, and relevance of the scholarly references. (Use articles that are below five years old). (20%)

Peer & Professor Responses. The number of responses and quality of response posts.


Timeliness of the initial post and the answers to the peers. (10%)