Psychiatric Mental Health

Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Programs

Psychiatric (Family) Nurse Practitioners provide psychiatric services to children, adolescents, adults as well as mature adults experiencing a continuum of psychiatric illnesses.

Program Information

This program prepares students to provide comprehensive psychiatric mental health care to those who are symptomatic in need of psychiatric services. Care continuum sites for Psychiatric (Family) Nurse Practitioner practice includes ambulatory care settings, acute care, long-term care, and community health facilities.

Online learning eliminates travel requirements, and allows nurses to stay and work near their homes and families. The FPNP Track requires all students enrolled in the psychiatric nurse practitioner option to attend an orientation on campus in Mobile prior to enrollment in CMN 548 and/or 549. For the class starting these courses in Fall 2016, the on-campus orientation will be held August 5-6, 2016. Students will also have access to an on-line orientation site in July in preparation for the on-site orientation. A jagmail account (USA student email address) is necessary to be added to the site. Students will be notified once the site is available and given access. Attendance is required in order to enroll in CMN 548 and 549.

Our program is a Psychiatric (Family) Nurse Practitioner Program. Students who enroll in to this program must be prepared to work with children, adolescents, and adults to ensure that they are proficiently trained to administer psychiatric care to all ages, genders, and cultures. The completion of this program allows for the students to be eligible to take the Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) certification exam only.

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Curriculum

Post BSN Track (MSN)

RN to MSN for associate/diploma RN’s with a BS/BA degree in a non-nursing discipline

Post Graduate Certification

Source: www.southalabama.edu
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