The plight of the psychiatric clinical nurse specialist: the dismantling of the advanced practice nursing archetype.

@article{Jones2012ThePO,
  title={The plight of the psychiatric clinical nurse specialist: the dismantling of the advanced practice nursing archetype.},
  author={Jeffrey Schwab Jones and Pamela A Minarik},
  journal={Clinical nurse specialist CNS},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={121-5}
}
If there were an endangered species list for nursing practice, the psychiatric-mental health clinical nurse specialist (PMHCNS) would surely now be at the very top. Changes in the delivery of mental healthcare over the past 2 decades have clouded the value of the traditional PMHCNS role and pushed this specialist to the brink of extinction. The latest assault was the announcement by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in November 2011 that it was retiring the Adult and Child… CONTINUE READING
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