Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Board Review

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Alternate title

BoardVitals Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Board Review


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).

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Topics covered:

I. Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing 29%

  • Advanced Pathophysiology, Neurobiology, and Neuroanatomy Knowledge
  • Advanced Pharmacology and Psychopharmacology
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Epidemiology/Risk Analysis
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Psychotherapy

II. Professional Role and Policy 40%

  • Leadership
  • Quality Improvement and Safety
  • Practice Inquiry
  • Health Policy and Advocacy
  • Technology and Information Literacy
  • Health Delivery System
  • Ethics, Legalities, and Scope and Standards

III. Independent Practice Competencies 31%

  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Advanced Psychiatric and Mental Health Assessment
  • Disorder and Symptom Treatment/Management

Dates covered


Updating frequency

Annual, or as the exams are changed.


Type of coverage

Question bank, reflecting sample types of questions found in current board examination tests.

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