psychiatric nurse practitioner, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, psychiatric and mental health nursing

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Services

A psychiatric nurse practitioner, mental health nurse practitioner, or as we call it a psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber (APNP) offers primary care services to the psychiatric mental health population. Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners assess, diagnose and treat individuals and families with psychiatric disorders using their full scope of therapeutic skills, including the prescription of medication and administration of psychotherapy.

Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Requirements

A psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner has earned a master’s or doctoral degree in psychiatric mental health nursing. APNPs are required to complete 75 continuing education hours and one category of professional service preceptorship category, evidence- based practice presentation, quality assurance services or one category of publication or research every 5 years.


Education, Credentials & Professional Affiliations

  • 2022, Psychiatric – Board Certified – Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Across the Lifespan), American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • 2017, DNP, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Clarke University, Dubuque, IA
  • 2012, BSN, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Edgewood College, Madison, WI

Specialty Services

Kym Pharo is a kind, caring, dedicated, hardworking and enthusiastic dual family and psychiatric nurse practitioner with nearly 10 plus years of healthcare experience. She is a motivated provider that strives to give exceptional patient centered care with the goal of improving the health of our community.

By referral from Pauquette Clinicians.

For a list of accepted insurance, please contact any of our locations. 

 Melissa Chesmore, MSN, APNP, RN, PMHNP-BC

Education, Credentials & Professional Affiliations

  • 2015, APNP, Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
  • 2015, PMHNP-BC, ANCC
  • 2011, MSN, University of Wisconsin Madison
  • 1997, BSN, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
  • 1997, RN, Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Specialty Services

Medication Management

By referral from Pauquette Clinician.

For a list of accepted insurance, please contact any of our locations. 

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