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Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Board Review Topics Covered:

  • Neurology
  • Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Patient-Centered Care and Primary Care
  • Scientific Foundation
  • Infants and Toddlers
  • Advanced Practice Skills
  • Pathophysiology, Neurobiology, and Neuroanatomy
  • Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Theory and Practice
  • Psychotherapy and Related Theories
  • Ethical and Legal Principles
  • Psychotherapy
  • Personality Disorders
  • Factitious Disorders
  • Sexual and Gender Disorders
  • School Age
  • Professional Role and Policy
  • Adult
  • Adolescent and Young Adult
  • Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
  • Older Adult and Frail Elderly
  • Developmental Processes and Development Through the Life Cycle
  • Eating Disorders
  • Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Non-Pharmacological Treatments
  • Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
  • Depressive disorders and bipolar disorders
  • Epidemiology/Statistics
  • Disorders Due to Another Medical Condition
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders

Information about the Psychiatric–Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) board certification exam

The AANC offers a Psychiatric–Mental Health Practitioner board certification exam that provides an assessment of the entry-level clinical knowledge and skills of nurse practitioners. Candidates who complete the eligibility requirements to take the exam and successfully pass the exam are awarded the credential of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified (PMHNP-BC).

What is covered on the PMHNP exam?

According to the ANCC PMHNP Test Content Outline, the exam covers the following topics:

I. Scientific Foundation 20%

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

II. Advanced Practice Skills 25%

  • 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 25%

  • DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria
  • Complementary and Alternative Treatments

IV. Psychotherapy and Related Theories 15%

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

V. Ethical and Legal Principles 15%

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

How long is the PMHNP Board Certification Exam?

The exam is 175 questions, but 25 of the questions won’t be scored for or against you. These extra questions are used for psychometric analysis, and can sometimes be pretty esoteric.

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This activity is provided for a maximum of 80.0 contact hours under ANCC criteria. Further Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner info can be found here.