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Nursing with a concentration in psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner

Virginia Commonwealth University

12 months
Duration
25956 USD/year
25956 USD/year
12618 USD/year
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About

The Nursing with a concentration in psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner program at Virginia Commonwealth University prepares graduates for advanced practice registered nurse roles by developing the knowledge and skills in areas of mental health promotion, mental illness prevention, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment and patient education in the care of individuals across the lifespan.

Overview

Students are exposed to a unique balance of neuroscience, psychological theory and evidence-based practice. Students crystalize their understanding of this content through the use of simulation, interactive case study, discussion board activity, individual and group-based projects, writing assignments, testing and supervised practicum experiences. Informed by a balanced approach to care, students receive focused instruction in both psychotherapy and psychopharmacotherapy.

The PMHNP is prepared to assess, diagnose, treat and educate individuals, families and groups with complex psychiatric-mental health problems and do so with an interprofessional lens of quality and safety. PMHNPs work in clinical settings that include private, state or Veterans Affairs in-patient or outpatient psychiatric facilities, private psychiatric practices, and community mental health centers. PMHMPs also provide services in settings such as correctional facilities, domestic violence shelters, residential substance abuse facilities and schools.

Graduates of the Nursing with a concentration in psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner program at Virginia Commonwealth University are eligible to apply for the Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification exam administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Program goals

Graduates will achieve advanced nursing practice competencies by demonstrating:

  • Systems and organizational leadership
  • Implementation of advanced nursing practice interventions
  • Effective use of research and technology
  • Systematic evaluation of interventions and outcomes

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Psychiatric Disorders Across the Lifespan
  • Psychopharmacology for Advanced Practice
  • Managing Psychiatric Disorders in Special and Vulnerable Populations

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

44 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Be eligible for readmission or be in good standing at the last college or university attended
  • Meet the general admission requirements of the VCU Graduate School
  • Submit a complete application with all required materials to the School of Nursing
  • Have an earned baccalaureate (or higher) degree in nursing from an accredited nursing school (e.g. ACEN, CCNE, CNEA)
  • Have completed a minimum of three credit hours in statistics with a minimum grade of B
  • Have a current, unrestricted R.N. license from a U.S. state or territory at the time admissions application is submitted
  • Provide additional information with the application according to the English language proficiency guidelines for applicants who are international or non-native English speakers without a degree from a U.S. high school, college or university

Tuition Fee

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    25956 USD/year
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  • National

    25956 USD/year
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  • In-State

    12618 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12618 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Richmond

1071 - 1750 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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