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A Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) is specialized in providing mental health services and care to individuals, families and groups. As a student in the program, you will learn the real-world skills needed to advance your nursing career as you become specifically prepared to deliver safe, competent and quality mental health services to persons of all ages.
As a student, you will benefit from a simple scheduling structure with all classes held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and you will be able to complete the program in two years of full-time study.
As a graduate of the program, you will be prepared to take the exam for board certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to further demonstrate your expertise in the mental health field.
If you’re interested in advancing your career as a PMHNP, D’Youville’s nursing program is an ideal place to learn. Established in 1942, the Patricia H. Garman School of Nursing has earned a reputation as a leading resource in the region for high-quality, student-centered education.
As a student in D’Youville’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, you will:
We recommend that applicants to D'Youville's psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (MS) hold at least one year of practice as a registered nurse.
In addition to the general admission requirements for graduate programs at D’Youville College, applicants for the master of science degree in psychiatric mental health must present the following:
Canadian RN students must submit two licensure items:
Applicants to D'Youville's psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (MS) must complete the following undergraduate course prerequisites:
Canadian students must submit a 'course-by-course' evaluation (or equivalent) of all Canadian college and/or university transcripts through the World Education Services (WES).
Use the Online Course Equivalency database to see whether the courses you've taken at other institutions can be counted towards a degree at D'Youville.
Students may transfer up to nine graduate credits with grades of B or better into their program at the discretion of the program director. Credits must be earned from an accredited institution in courses required by the program being pursued.
Find detailed course information for the Master of Science in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, tools to plan your education, and complete academic policies and procedures in the D'Youville academic catalog.
|NUR-631||Advanced Health Assessment||3|
|NUR-631L||Advanced Health Assessment Lab||1|
|NUR-706||Co-MGT for Medical Disorders for APN's||1|
|NUR-707||Foundations of PMH for APRNs I||3|
|NUR-708||Foundations of PMH for APRNs II||3|
|NUR-714||Clin Practicum in Comm-Based Family Care||2|
|NUR-715||Psy Mental Health Clinical Practicum I||3|
|NUR-716||Psy Mental Health Clinical Practicum II||4|
|NUR-611||APN Role Transit Policy Sem||2|
|NUR-633||Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology||3|
|NUR-600||Theory Development in Nursing Research||3|
|NUR-601||Research Methods in Nursing||3|
|NUR-610||Project Seminar Design & Proposal||3|
|NUR-629||Project Advisement: Implement and Evaluation||1-3|
The D’Youville two-year Master of Science in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program prepares graduates to work in integrated primary care and behavioral health settings and to achieve certification through licensure examination.
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners are providers of holistic care and possess an understanding of all dimensions of patient care. They assess, diagnose and provide treatment using an in-depth understanding of mental health disorders. They treat patients of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds as they work with individuals, families and groups.
PMHNPs are employed in traditional outpatient and inpatient settings, though as holders of advanced degrees, they are often involved in research, consulting and private practice.
Demand for nurse practitioners is expected to grow 31 percent from 2014 to 2024 as access to health care increases, the population ages and the role is more widely recognized by the public as a source for primary health care. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics views the job opportunities for nurse practitioners as excellent and notes employers may offer flexible work schedules, childcare and educational benefits.
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