Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist
Child mental health is at a crisis point in the United States and beyond. Primary care is often the first place where developmental, behavioral, or mental health conditions are diagnosed. Access to specialized care can have long wait times.
The Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist (PMHS) helps ensure that kids get validated help faster for conditions typically seen in primary care like ADHD, anxiety, depression, and more.
How do you become a PMHS? Use the steps below to explore this advanced practice role then visit Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) to prepare and apply for the exam.
- Download the PMHS pathway with clickable links
- Explore more pediatric nursing pathways
- Teach nursing students? Use our educator's guide to support interest in pediatric nursing roles