The Psych NP Life -a Graphic Design Contest by lisahardypmhnp

Creative Brief

Contest received 94 entries and the contest holder has awarded a winner.

Company or website name

The Psych NP Life

Describe your company and organization and target audience

Executive summary
The Psych NP Life is a social media & internet presence created to inspire psychiatric nurse practitioners to think creatively and, ultimately, to elevate the practices of nursing and psychiatry.
This project was inspired by 16 years as a grassroots nurse advocating for patients in various roles and my complicated journey to becoming a PMHNP (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner). It is also inspired by my passion for community-building, nursing and the power of listening with compassion and presence.
Problem statement
The PMHNP profession lacks a unifying vision. I want to inspire greatness
Proposed solution
By posting my journey, solutions, resources and new findings, I will inspire and lead PMHNPs to higher levels and, in so doing, create inspired mental health care.
KeyWords: diversity, creativity, vision, leadership, community, inspiration
Sources of inspiration: mystical things like tarot cards, oracle cards, American folk art, Haitian art, the natural world, and science

What is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner?
Of the more than 290,000 Nurse Practitioners licensed in the United States (per the American Association of Nurse Practitioners), 1.8% are certified as Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners as their primary care focus.

AANP explains that Psychiatric Mental Health NPs “assess, diagnose and treat the mental health needs of patients.” That generally involves providing therapy for those with mental health disorders—such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder or substance abuse disorders—and prescribing medications, and it could require PMHNPs to provide psychosocial assessments and emergency psychiatric care. You could work in your own private practice or in the hospital setting.

The design should have the following

"Assess, diagnosed & treat" and "Psych NP"

The design should be appropriate for a teeshirt (front and back or just front) and hat as well as other items

Please avoid: hearts, pink, light blue, purple

Briefly describe your contest

Inspire Change