Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) Salary

The average pay for a Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) is $91,573 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
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$70,038 - $119,144
(Median)
$70K
$92K
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MEDIAN: $91,573
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$33.54 - $78.71
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MEDIAN: $50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$70,038 - $119,144  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,035  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $30,000  
Total Pay (?
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$70,688 - $131,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 837
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$33.54 - $78.71  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$0.00 - $96.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,035  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $30,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$70,688 - $131,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 278
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Job Description for Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

A psychiatric advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) is a registered nurse who holds a master’s degree in nursing with a specialization in psychiatric nursing. To become a psychiatric nurse practitioner requires a minimum of 6 years of education, part of which includes hands-on didactic training. A national certification exam administered by the American Nurse Credentialing Center must be passed, and state licensing must be obtained before a psychiatric nurse practitioner may legally practice. Psychiatric ARNPs generally work under a supervising psychiatric physician; however, some states allow ARNPs to work independently. The work of a psychiatric nurse practitioner generally includes performing a mental health assessment, diagnosing mental health disorders, prescribing psychiatric medications as indicated, facilitating talk and group therapy, and following and managing patients over their life span. Psychiatric nurse practitioners may work with a variety of patient populations, including pediatric, adult and elderly clients. Practice settings can include inpatient and outpatient mental health clinics, hospital-based psychiatric units, state-run mental health hospitals, jails and prisons, as well as private practice psychiatric offices. Working conditions can include contact with mentally unstable persons and persons with violent tendencies. Working hours are generally weekdays, but may include nights, weekends and holidays as needed. Psychiatric nurse practitioners must be aware of the state and national laws regarding privacy and reporting, as well as the holding of suicidal and dangerous persons. They may also work with social services and other caregivers to promote patient care. A calm, understanding demeanor and genuine desire to help others is a must. With the increased awareness of mental health, the role of the psychiatric nurse practitioner has increased.


Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) Tasks

  • Prescribe medication.
  • Provide staff and family consultation around medication and other clinical concerns.
  • Perform group/individual therapy, assessments and evaluations.
  • Facilitate communication between psychiatric services, programs and care givers.
  • Handle ongoing medical management of patients.

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Experience Affects Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) Salaries




National Average
$95,000


Skills That Affect Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) Salaries



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Case Management
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National Average
$95,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 125 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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