Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

The Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner is an advanced practice nurse who focuses clinical practice on individuals, families, or populations across the lifespan at risk for developing and/or having a diagnosis of psychiatric disorders or mental health problems.

The Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner clinical track prepares students to develop skills in advanced health assessment, psychiatric assessment, diagnostic reasoning, and the clinical management of psychiatric disorders using individual, family, and group therapy, and psychotropic medication prescription and management. Additional components of the role include case management and health education. Clinical experiences are primarily provided in rural and urban clinical and community settings.

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner graduates are eligible for national certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Part-time curriculum plan

Full-time curriculum plan