Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
The Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner option prepares graduates to independently diagnose and treat a wide variety of mental health conditions across the life span. In addition, they are prepared to provide integrative practice across a spectrum of mental health and physical health conditions.
Course work and supervised clinical experiences provide the knowledge, skills and abilities to provide at least two different approaches to psychotherapy, in-depth understanding of psychopharmacology, and expertise in treating patients across the life span who are experiencing both mental health and physical health problems. Graduates are eligible to take the certification examination for Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioners.
Degree concentrations include pathways for those wishing to obtain initial Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification and for APRNs with current APRN credentials.