Graduate Nursing Programs

MS in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Major in Nursing, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Track, MS


PMHNP Program Overview

The focus of the PMHNP track is to prepare Psychiatric-Mental Health Practitioner graduates who will provide patient-centered quality care to individuals and families across the lifespan. The PMHNP role includes providing primary mental health care to patients seeking mental health services in a wide range of settings. Primary mental health care provided by the PMHNP involves relationship-based, continuous and comprehensive services, necessary for the promotion of optimal mental health, prevention, and treatment of psychiatric disorders and health maintenance. This includes assessment, diagnosis, and management of mental health and psychiatric disorders across the lifespan. (NONPF, 2011, 2012).

Upon successful completion of the PMHNP program, graduates are eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam.