Fulfill the growing need for psychiatric and mental health care by starting your online Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, MS (PMHNP). Graduates will be eligible to sit for the ANCC Board certification exam for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Across the Lifespan.
Up to 50 Credits | Program Length: 30 Months | Tuition Cost
WHY GET A MASTER’S IN NURSING: PSYCHIATRIC-MENTAL HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONER?
The Master’sof Science in Nursing: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) degree program will prepare the experienced registered nurse (RN) with the knowledge, skills and competencies to assess, diagnose and manage mental health care patients across the lifespan. Foundational core coursework integral to the advanced practice nursing role is completed prior to transitioning into specialty content. Successful completion of this program will prepare graduates for meeting the mental health care needs of patients across the lifespan in numerous treatment settings.
WHY CHOOSE UNH’S GRADUATE NURSING PROGRAM?
This online Master’s program offers both full- and part-time options combines the convenience of online learning with high and low-fidelity simulation experiences, competency-based education, and guidance of expert faculty. Foundational and specialty courses are taught by faculty with expertise in the content areas with current and relevant clinical and scholarly experience. Upon completion of the foundational coursework, students will transition into the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) specialty course portion of the program. Within the PMHNP specialty courses, students take aligned didactic coursework prior to transitioning into an immersive clinical practicum experience. Students complete a minimum of 750 clinical hours and participate in three intensives (one virtual and two on-campus) scheduled throughout the program. Students can begin during the fall or spring term. Upon successful program completion, graduates will be eligible to sit for the ANCC board certification exam for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Across the Lifespan (PMHNP-BC)
- College health
- Community mental health
- Consultation liaison
- Correctional facilities
- Extended care facilities
- Inpatient mental health care
- Integrated behavioral health
- Private practice
- Substance use disorder treatment
- Telehealth services