Mount Carmel College of Nursing is now offering a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Master of Science program. The PMHNP program is designed for those who currently hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing and are looking to specialize in caring for those in the psychiatric-mental health population across the lifespan. This program is designed for both novice and experienced registered nurses who are looking to advance their nursing career. The program prepares the advanced registered nurse to care for individuals, groups and families in both counseling and psychopharmaceutical management.
The role of the PMHNP is to assess, diagnose and treat the mental health needs of patients. Many PMHNPs provide therapy and prescribe medications for patients who have mental health disorders or substance abuse problems. They may also provide physical and psychosocial assessments, emergency psychiatric care and treatment effectiveness evaluations. This program will prepare the PMHNP to work in hospitals, primary care, schools, telemedicine, public health, substance abuse clinics, outpatient psychiatry, correction facilities or private practice. The program is offered in an online format with direct clinical experiences and three immersive experiences. Check out mccn.edu or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions you may have.