6 Free Psychiatric-Mental Health NP Practice Questions

Psychiatric-Mental Health NP

It’s time to start mentally preparing for the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Board Certification Exam. You may be feeling overwhelmed or nervous, but it’s important to set up a study plan so you are prepared for the weeks ahead. Testing yourself with practice questions is also a great way to get in the right mindset. It helps you get an idea of what to expect when taking the real Psychiatric-Mental Health NP exam and identify topics you need to work on. See where you stand with these 6 free questions from the BoardVitals PMHNP Question Bank:

How did you do? Whether you got all of the questions correct or you need a little more time to prepare for the exam, getting into a study mindset will help you succeed. 

The PMHNP Certification Exam is an assessment of entry-level clinical knowledge and skills of nurse practitioners. It is a 175 question exam (25 of the questions are used for psychometric analysis and won’t be scored for or against you). Based on the latest PMHNP blueprint, the exam covers:

I. Scientific Foundation 22% (33 Questions)

  • Advanced Pathophysiology, Neurobiology, Neurophysiology, and Neuroanatomy Knowledge
  • Advanced Pharmacology and Psychopharmacology
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Psychotherapy and Psychogenomics

II. Advanced Practice Skills 27% (41 Questions)

  • Clinical Interviewing
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Mental Health Screening Tool Selection and Interpretation
  • Mental Status Exam
  • Recovery and Resilience Promotion
  • Risk Assessment

III. Diagnosis and Treatment 22% (33 Questions)

  • DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria
  • Complementary and Alternative Treatments

IV. Psychotherapy and Related Theories 11% (17 Questions)

  • Psychotherapy Principles
  • Change Theories
  • Developmental Theories
  • Family Theories

V. Ethics, Legal Principles, and Cultural Care 17% (26 Questions)

  • Patient’s Bill of Rights
  • Scope of Confidentiality
  • ANA Scope and Standards of Practice
  • Cultural and Spiritual Competence

The Boardvitals PMHNP question bank offers more than 1,500 board review practice questions that specifically target the ANCC Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) examination. The questions include charts and tables and are mapped to follow the ANCC test content outline. The questions and answers are accompanied by detailed rationales and explanations, which serve as “mini-lectures”.

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