In collaboration with Nicholas Goodwin, DNP PMHNP, The Elite Nurse Practitioner is proud to announce the release of The Clinical Psychiatry for the Nurse Practitioner Course, The Elite Nurse Practitioner guide on foundational psychiatric evaluation and treatment for the non-psych NP and a solid review for the PMHNP! This course is the companion course to The How to Start a Psychiatric Practice Course which is being released at the same time. You can take either the clinical course, the business course, or bundle them together for a cheaper price (plus earn 14 CEU)! That will depend on what your specific needs are, but I urge you to explore the psychiatric business course page as well! Links are down the page.

This course is designed for the nurse practitioner who is wanting to expand their clinical knowledge! This course will cover the most common mental health conditions and medications a nurse practitioner of any specialty will see in practice. For the established or new grad PMHNP, this course is also a solid review of up-to-date clinical psychiatry PLUS you will learn a different perspective on treatment from Nicholas Goodwin, DNP PMHNP!

Did you know that approximately 1 in 4 people in the United States will suffer from a diagnosable mental health condition in any given year? Did you know there has been an estimated 13-15% increase in mental health and substance abuse conditions over the past decade?

Mental health is becoming one of the HIGHEST healthcare expenditures in the United States at $200 BILLION ANNUALLY! What does this mean? This means that YOU ARE seeing these patients in your practice, regardless of your specialty. Therefore, the aim of this course is to enlighten nurse practitioners of all specialties on the most common mental health conditions seen in practice and to provide a thorough review of foundational psychiatry. Not only will this improve your clinical knowledge, but it will improve patient outcomes!

This course is designed to teach the nurse practitioner the foundations of assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and follow up of the most common mental health conditions seen in practice. It is also designed to teach the new grad or established PMHNP an up-to-date psychiatric review and provide a different perspective on treatment from a PMHNP practice owner.

You will learn:

  • The regulations, liabilities, risks, and scope considerations of providing mental health services in your practice.
  • How to communicate with the patient and develop rapport with them.
  • How to appropriately diagnose mental health disorders.
  • The differences between the variety of mood disorders.
  • Pharmacological treatments of unipolar-nonpsychotic depression including dosing, side effects, discontinuation, and cross tapering therapies.
  • Pharmacological treatments of mixed depressive states and bipolar depression.
  • An overview of antipsychotic therapies seen most often in practice and side effects to monitor for.
  • The diagnosis and treatment of generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and PTSD.
  • The diagnosis and treatment of ADHD.
  • An overview of substance use disorders and their treatment.
  • The diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.
  • Suicidal assessment and treatment.
  • Documentation of mental health conditions for the non-psych nurse practitioner.
  • How to code for mental health visits and more!

PLUS, this course will award 8 official CEU hours where 4 of those hours are designated as pharmacology hours so you can stay up to date with your certifications and licenses!

There are over 6 hours of video and audio content where Nicholas and I go over a 295-slide presentation in detail! There will also be streaming audio recordings so you can learn on the go!

This course will include all the screening tools discussed in the course so you can effectively see your patients with mental health conditions today!

As a bonus, we are also including a clinical cheat sheet that will cover the most common conditions and their associated treatment. This will help you reference the actionable course content wherever you are in practice!

If you are wanting to expand your clinical knowledge, assess/treat mental health conditions more effectively, and earn some CE hours, then you should take this course today! Not only will you enhance your clinical knowledge and become a more well-rounded nurse practitioner, but you will also improve patient outcomes! So, what are you waiting for? Check out the course today!

This course will be on sale for only $499!

If you bundle this course with the business companion course, then the price is only $799 which saves you $200 PLUS you get 2 courses that complement each other AND receive 14 CEU hours! So, take advantage of this amazing deal!

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This course awards 8 CE hours where 4 of those hours are designated as pharmacology hours!

All Elite NP CEU applies to ANCC and AANP recertification and can be used with all Boards of Nursing.

The Elite Nurse Practitioner is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation

Scope of practice, regulations, liabilities, and risks explained...

Interviewing and the foundations of psychiatric care explained...

The assessment and diagnosis of a variety of common mental health conditions explained...

The pharmacological treatments for the most common mental health conditions seen in practice explained...

Side effect monitoring and intervention of pharmacological treatments explained...

Signs, symptoms, and the physiology of the most common mental health conditions explained...

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See what others have to say...

Jo P., PMHNP: As a certified PMHNP, I thought this clinical course was very well done and full of hundreds of useful clinical pearls. Nicholas Goodwin, PMHNP did a great job teaching up to date evidence based foundational psychiatry. It was nice to see practice from a different perspective as well. There is no question this would be a great review for the PMHNP and teaches “what you need to know” on the most common mental health conditions a non-PMHNP nurse practitioner would see. Great job Elite NP and team!

April, PMHNP: I loved this course as I love all the Elite NP courses I have taken. I am so happy that The Elite Nurse Practitioner has finally released a course for us PMHNPs! I took this in addition to the How to Open a Psychiatric Clinic Course and they are both very well done and have a plethora of clinical and business pearls. If you are a PMHNP looking to start your own practice, would like an in-depth review of foundational psychiatry, and earn 14 CEU, then take both courses as a bundle. You will not regret it!

Cory, FNP: As a family nurse practitioner, I see mental health complaints daily working in a primary care office and an urgent care. I have been looking for a class that provides a robust review of mental health and The Elite Nurse Practitioner has delivered. I feel confident assessing and treating common mental health complaints now and know when to refer to the psych folks. Thank for you’re a great course!

Kari T., FNP: I have been treating depression, anxiety, and insomnia out of my practice for many years. This course was a great update and review of the most common psychiatric conditions a family nurse practitioner would see and there is no question this course has improved my clinical vernacular and skills. I thoroughly enjoyed the depression sections of this course and feel more confident distinguishing between the variety of presentations and diagnoses. If you are a nurse practitioner wanting to expand your clinical knowledge, then I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this course to you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I have unlimited access to this course?

Absolutely! You can access this course however many times you want for however long you want! All Elite Nurse Practitioner Courses are pre-recorded and accessible indefinitely!

Will this course be beneficial for the established PMHNP?

Absolutely! Nicholas Goodwin, DNP PMHNP who covered the clinical component of this course stated, "This is a solid review for any established PMHNP!" This could be a great update and refresher for the PMHNP, plus you will earn CE hours that will go towards your certification and license!

Will this course cover the foundations of treating anxiety and depression?

YES! That is a large part of this course as anxiety and depression are the most common mental health conditions a nurse practitioner will see; therefore every nurse practitioner needs to understand how to accurately and safely diagnose and treat patients with these complaints.

I am a NP that works in a primary care office, will this benefit me?

100%! This course was designed specifically for YOU! Our aim is to help educate all nurse practitioners on how to safely and accurately diagnose and treat the most common psychiatric conditions because we ALL see these patients on a daily basis.

Do I need to be psych certified to see mental health patients?

No, you do not, but you need to ensure you have the proper education and training, which is what this course provides for the most common mental health conditions. Patients who are treatment resistant, who have difficult presentations, and who have advanced disease should be referred to your PMHNP colleagues.

This course is designed to help enlighten non-psych NPs on how to assess and treat common conditions, not take over the job of a PMHNP!

Do I need to have a physician collaborator?

Only if your state requires this! If you are in a restricted state, you can actually start a telepsych practice and see patients in full practice authority states which means you DON'T NEED a collaborator! The only thing you need is a license in that state!

Does this course cover any practice creation topics?

No, it does not. The companion course to this one will cover the business and practice creation components of starting a psychiatric practice.

Does this course cover billing?

For the non-psych nurse practitioner, yes it does. For non-psych nurse practitioners seeing patients with basic complaints of anxiety and depression, you will need to use standard E&M codes. The psych codes are reserved for PMHNPs who credential for mental health services. That type of coding is covered in The How to Start a Psychiatric Clinic Course!

Will this offer CME?

YES! This course offers 8 CE hours with 4 of those being designated as pharmacology hours. The Elite Nurse Practitioner is credentialed as an organization that can provide CEU through the ANCC. CEU awarded through The Elite Nurse Practitioner applies to ANCC, AANP, and all boards of nursing!

Will this course provide a certificate of completion?

Yes! A certificate is issued at the end of the course that will show the CEU hours and your completion of this course. You can also use this to submit for reimbursement and it is a tax write off!

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Hi, I'm Justin Allan MSN FNP

I am the owner and author of The Elite Nurse Practitioner, one of the hottest blogs for nurse practitioners who want to break free from the shackles of modern healthcare.

I have been practicing as an NP for 7 years. I have worked all over the country and in many different settings. I became sick of working for others and not earning what I knew what was possible and fair. So, I decided to venture out on my own.

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