1.1. Role and Scope of Practice of PMHNP

The Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) fills a unique space in the healthcare environment.

  • Research Texas state’s current scope of practice for the role of PMHNP.
  • Do these regulations present a barrier to mental health care?
  • What groups or cultures do you see most impacted by Texas states’ current scope of practice regulations?
  • Compare and contrast Texas state’s scope of practice regulations, and any barriers to mental health care, and suggest a policy that would specifically address marginalized populations. 
  • Consider how regional and cultural differences play a part. Back up all arguments using scholarly resources and gray literature.