In this Practicum Assignment, you will develop a plan, which will serve as the road map for you to follow to attain certification.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Analyze state      restrictions or limitations for practice
  • Compare PMHNP      practice environments in various states
  • Analyze clinical      practice issues
  • Create plans for      passing national certification exams

To prepare for this Practicum Journal:

  • Review the      interactive nurse practitioner (NP) scope of practice law guide in your      Learning Resources.
  • Review your      state regulations and a neighboring state or state in which you would like      to practice.
  • Reflect on how      to approach relocating licensure from one state to another.
  • Review      certification exam requirements for PMHNPs.

Write a 2- to 3-page paper in which you do the following:

  • Describe the      PMHNP practice environment for your home state, highlighting restrictions      or limitations for practice.
  • Compare the      PMHNP practice environment in your home state with a neighboring state or      a state in which you would like to practice.
  • Describe a      professional and/or clinical practice issue a new PMHNP will need to      consider and address with the certification, licensure, credentialing, or      relocation process.
  • Develop a      checklist for passing the national certification exam, including a      detailed timeline that includes academic preparation (study plan),      registration, financial preparation, etc.

Reading Resources( Need 3 + References)

American Psychiatric Association. (2016). Practice guidelines for the psychiatric evaluation of adults.

Barton Associates. (2017). Nurse practitioner scope of practice laws. Retrieved from

Sadock, B. J., Sadock, V. A., & Ruiz, P. (2014). Kaplan & Sadock’s synopsis of psychiatry: Behavioral sciences/clinical psychiatry (11th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.