Psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioners currently have only one choice for certification, which is through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The ANCC offers the “psychiatric/mental-health nurse practitioner (across the lifespan)” board certification (PMHNP-BC). In many states, board certification is needed as a prerequisite to being granted an NP license. Even if board certification is not a requirement for state licensure, it may be a requirement to receive privileges in various hospitals and other health care facilities. It may also be required by malpractice insurance providers prior to issuing coverage to NPs.
Evaluate progress on certification plans
Report your progress on the Certification Plan you completed in Week 4 (SEE ATTACHED WEEK 4 CERTIFICATION PLAN DONE)
Write a 2- to 3-page paper in which you do the following:
1) What have you done to prepare for your certification?
2) Have you completed the scheduled tasks assigned on your timeline as you
noted in week 4 ? If not, what are your plans to stay on schedule?(SEE
ATTACHED WEEK 4 CERTIFICATION PLAN DONE)