Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Programs

Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner programs will have differing preparation strategies and curriculum for their students, but all have the same goal to prepare advanced practice nurses specialized in mental health care services for practice, research, and teaching. Students of psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner programs are prepared to provide a range of mental health care services to elderly, children, adolescents and adult patients who have acute and/or chronic illnesses as well as those patient’s families. Students are exposed to didactic and clinical practicum curriculum. Programs prepare students to perform psychiatric assessments, diagnosis, case management, psychotherapy techniques, holistic treatment techniques and pharmacological approaches to treatment.

Depending on the nursing school, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner programs may be offered full-time, part-time and/or online giving students a variety of convenient options to pursue this field of advanced practice nursing in an educational environment convenient for the student. An important criteria to consider when selecting a program is if graduates will be eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner examination for national certification as a Family Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or as an Adult psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Learn more about becoming a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.

Schools Offering Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Programs

A select listing of psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner schools are listed below. Use these schools as a resource to request information about their psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner programs to learn more and to decide which program would best fit your personal and professional goals.

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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Programs

California

Azusa Pacific University

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These programs are only offered on-campus. The School of Nursing is approved by the California State Board of Registered Nursing. The School of Nursing and its programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: Master of Science in Nursing – (Tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Early Entry into Nursing and Advanced Practice). Also offered are a number of Post Master’s Certificates for NP’s in the same specialty areas as the MSN programs.

The Azusa Pacific University Campus is located at: 901 E. Alosta Ave., Azusa, CA 91702

Illinois

Rush University – College of Nursing

Nursing students may be eligible to complete all or a portion of their clinical site requirements at a clinical site near their home. If not, there are a number of clinical sites in the Chicago area that faculty will assist in setting up for the student. The Rush University – College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: MSN – (Tracks: Acute Care NP, Acute/Chronic Care Pediatric NP, Adult NP, Adult/Gerontological NP, Anesthesia, Family NP, Gerontological NP, Neonatal NP, Pediatric NP, Psychiatric NP), Post-Master’s certificates are offered for all ten NP tracks, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)

New York

Binghamton University – SUNY Decker School of Nursing

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Located in Binghamton, NY, the Binghamton University – SUNY Decker School of Nursing undergraduate and graduate nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: BSN, Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN to BSN, MSN – (Tracks: Nurse Educator, Nurse Administrator, Nurse Practitioner – Community Health Nursing, Family Nursing, Gerontological Nursing, Psychiatric Mental Health Programs , Clinical Nurse Specialist – Same specialization options as the NP), Post-Master’s Certificate, PhD

Columbia University School of Nursing – New York

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All Nursing programs offered at the Columbia University School of Nursing are accredited by the Collegiate Commission of Nursing Education (CCNE) and the New York State Education Department.

Programs Offered: BSN, Accelerated BS/MS, MSN – (Specializations: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Midwifery, Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner), University Statutory Certificate for Nurses with an NP and a Master’s who want additional specialization, MS Completion, MSN/MBA, MSN/MPH, DNP, PhD

University at Buffalo School of Nursing

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The Baccalaureate nursing programs and the Master’s nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: Bachelor of Science in Nursing – BS, Second Degree Accelerated BS, MS – (MSN Tracks: Adult/Medical-Surgical CNS, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Maternal and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthetist), Post-Master’s Certificates – (Tracks: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Maternal and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner), Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing

University at Buffalo School of Nursing, 1040 Kimball Tower, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214-3079

University of Rochester School of Nursing

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The Baccalaureate nursing programs and the Master’s nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: Part-Time BSN, Accelerated BSN (for Second Degree Students), Part-Time MSN, Accelerated MSN (for Second Degree students), RN to MSN, MSN – (Tracks: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Care of Children and Families (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner), Care of Children and Families (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with Pediatric Behavioral Health Specialization), Care of Children and Families (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Neonatal Nurse Practitioner), Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Adult/Family), PhD, DNP

University of Rochester School of Nursing, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box SON, Rochester, NY 14642

Oregon

Oregon Health & Science University – School of Nursing

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The Oregon Health & Science University – School of Nursing BSN program is approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing. The School of Nursing undergraduate and master programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.

Programs Offered: Bachelor of Science with a Major in Nursing, Accelerated BS with a major in Nursing, RN to BSN, Accelerated BS to MSN, Part-Time MSN, MSN – (Tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, Nursing Education (offered as a Post Master’s Certificate only), Nursing Education with an emphasis in Community Health Nursing, Nursing Education with an emphasis in Gerontological Nursing, Nurse-Midwifery, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner), Post-Master’s Certificates – (Tracks: same as MSN w/ addition of gerontology and nursing education

Oregon Health & Science University – School of Nursing, 3455 SW US Veterans Hospital Road, Portland, OR 97239

Washington

Seattle University College of Nursing

The Seattle University College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The BSN and MSN programs are approved by the Washington State Nursing Commission.

Programs Offered: BSN, MSN – (Concentrations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwifery, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with Addictions focus), Post-Master’s Certificates

Seattle University College of Nursing, 901- 12th Ave., PO Box 222000, Seattle, WA 98122-1090

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