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Psychiatric Nurses

Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

Psychiatric nurses who are registered nurses who meet experience and education requirements can become certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Advanced practice psychiatric nurses who have completed post-master's degree supervised clinical practice can become certified as specialists in adult or in child and adolescent psychiatric-mental health nursing. Certification is available through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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