Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, MS

Location
  • Online
  • Westchester

ADVANCE YOUR PRACTICE

Using a primary health care and lifespan focus, you’ll learn advanced techniques in health promotion, disease prevention, assessment, and treatment of psychiatric diseases and disorders lifespan, with particular attention to health disparities and the care of vulnerable populations. The program is offered as a master of science, for those wishing to take their career to the next level, or as a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) for those already master prepared as advanced practice nurses.

Make A Difference

  • Part-time online format allows students to continue employment while completing the program.
  • Programs may be completed as a master of science or a certificate of advanced graduate study (CAGS).
  • On-site clinicals arranged close to students’ homes or workplaces whenever possible.

TAKE COURSES LIKE…

You’ll take courses such as NURS 629: Psychopharmacology in Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing, in which you will develop competency in prescribing and monitoring medications commonly used with patients who have psychiatric mental health problems. In NURS 630:  Diagnoses and Therapeutic Management in Advanced Practice Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing I, you will focus on psychotherapeutic screening, assessment and diagnosis of psychiatric disorders and behavioral/mental health problems; and in NURS 695: Diagnoses and Therapeutic Management in Advanced Practice Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing III the focus is on the culmination of skill sets allowing for the comprehensive management of psychiatric disorders and behavior/mental health problems in patient populations across the lifespan.

With an increased demand for mental health services and the diminishing stigma surrounding mental health conditions, skilled, master's-prepared psychiatric mental health nurses are in great need. Our comprehensive program covers health promotion, disease prevention, assessment, and treatment of psychiatric diseases and disorders across the lifespan, with particular attention to health disparities and the care of vulnerable populations. Strategies include treatment, medication management, case management, individual, family, and group therapy.

CHOOSE YOUR CAREER

CAREER OPTIONS

Graduates complete the program fully prepared to practice in a variety of settings, including private practice, institutional and substance abuse settings, shelters, community agencies, trauma centers, and correctional facilities.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

From the State Board of Nursing: For students not living in New York State, it is recommended that you contact your State Board of Nursing where you plan to conduct clinical practica prior to matriculation to confirm graduate student clinical practica is permitted by students from out of state graduate programs.

SARA Statement (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements)

As an approved SARA institution, Pace University only needs home state authorization to offer distance education to students residing in any other SARA member state. Each state has its own licensing board with its own Advanced Practice Registered Nurse licensure requirements. Consequently, although the PMHNP master’s degree program in the Lienhard School of Nursing is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation/accredited-programs, making MS graduates eligible to sit for national certification (ANCC) and meeting requirements for APRN professional licensure in the state of New York, we cannot guarantee that the program, including Certificate of Graduate Studies (Post MS), meets all the requirements for professional licensure in another state (e.g., some states requirements specific to their state). If a current student is considering relocating to another state after being admitted into the program, the student must contact the program director to discuss how the move may affect their ability to participate in clinical experiences in a different state.US Department of Education Regulation:

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement

The regulation requires the institutions to disclose to prospective and current students a list of all States for which institution’s curriculum meets out of State educational requirements for professional licensure or certification and a list of States for which the institution’s curriculum does not meet, or for which the institution has not made a determination of, whether the curriculum meets educational requirements. In compliance with the above stated regulation, Pace University has determined the PMHNP curriculum meets the professional licensure or certification requirement for New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Pace University has made no determination of other states eligibility at this time. As such, we only accept applications from students who are residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Additional information regarding state regulations.

Stats

18%

the estimated rates of job growth for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (Source: The Health Resources and Services Administration)

$131,500

median salary and compensation for full-time psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners