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Question by MagnusMoss: How long to become a Psychiatric Nurse Mental Health Clinical Specialists?
I have a cousin who started as a nurse, but now works in the mental health field, and can prescribe drugs. What exactly is she?

After playing with google, I found the title:
Psychiatric Nurse Mental Health Clinical Specialists

Does that sound right? How long does it take to become one? The state is Massachusetts.

Best answer:

Answer by Johnna
a licensed clinical specialist, in my experiences, has served more of a case manager role. sounds like your cousin is most likely a mental health nurse practitioner (ARNP – advanced registered nurse practitioner) which are permitted to prescribe medications. it is a specialized master’s degree in nursing.

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