Learn to deliver innovative, quality mental health care
The Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner–Lifespan track uses a wide range of advanced practice learning experiences to prepare you in the assessment, diagnosis, clinical management, and prevention of mental illness across the lifespan.
As a PMHNP, you will make important and unique contributions to health care by developing innovative, quality patient care that is more cost-efficient; collaborating with multidisciplinary teams to coordinate healthcare services in order to restore wellness; and managing research protocols and developing research utilization projects.
You will develop the skills necessary for work in case management, professional leadership, and interdisciplinary collaboration across a wide range of healthcare settings including:
- Community mental health centers
- Ambulatory care settings
- Government agencies
- Private group practice
- Hospital settings
Admission into the PMHNP track is offered one time per year for the fall semester. Distance-learning options are available in this track, which can be completed in a three-year, part-time plan of study, or—if space in the program allows—a two-year, full-time plan of study.