Are Advanced Practice Nurses A Solution To Rural Mental Health Workforce Shortages?

Date
04/2004
Description

Summarizes the clinical skills and prescriptive authority of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses (APPNs), and investigates current trends in their geographic distribution to determine what their future role may be in addressing rural mental health needs. Includes information on prescription authority and collaboration requirements for each state, as well as state distribution of APPNs.

Center
Maine Rural Health Research Center
Authors
David Hartley, Valerie Hart, Nancy Hanrahan, Stephenie Loux