Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Online program with a two day on campus component
This program addresses a need for integrated (medical and psych) care of underrepresented and underserved individuals with severe mental illnesses complicated by chronic medical comorbidities. We aim to prepare nurses who already have master's degrees in primary and acute care specialties to add advanced psychiatric skills to their scopes of practice, positioning them to do therapy and to prescribe and manage psychiatric medication for individuals of all ages with psychiatric conditions. A secondary aim is to provide psychiatric nurses prepared as CNSs or NPs in adult or child with the knowledge and skill needed to treat patients across the lifespan.
This post-master’s certificate program is designed for the primary and acute care nurse practitioner/clinical nurse specialist or the nurse with a master’s degree and one year of clinical practice experience who is looking to effectively care for patients with complex psychiatric and physical health needs.