Psychiatric and Mental Health - Nurse Practitioner (PMH-NP)
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program with a Psychiatric and Mental Health - Nurse Practitioner (PMH-NP) clinical specialty prepares nurses to conduct comprehensive assessments and utilize a range of psychobiological interventions. Students gain biological, neurological, pharmacological and physiological knowledge.
The PMH-NP clinical nursing course sequence focuses on: psychiatric assessment, triage, and crisis intervention; biopsychological models of mental health and illness; theory and practice with individual interest (e.g., addictions, eating and sleep disorders, gender issues, HIV/AIDS, major psychiatric illnesses, violence) and with clinical populations of interest.
Upon program completion, graduates are eligible to take the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification exam.
Graduate Specialty Coordinator
Umeika Stephens, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC