Approximately 1 in 5 U.S. adults live with mental illness. In turn, mental disorders are significantly comorbid with other chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, adding to the complexity of caring for these individuals and the burden of illness on the patient. Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP) are strategically capable of providing comprehensive, integrated mental health and social care services in community-based, rural and urban health care settings.
In addition to Duke University's admission requirements, if you possess one or more of the following, you will be most competitive for selection: 1) greater than one year of post licensure medical-surgical nursing experience (e.g. internal medicine, surgical, pediatrics, intensive care, perioperative, neurology, maternal-child, or emergency nursing) and/or 2) an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Certification (RN-BC).
On-campus intensives and state-of-the-art simulation techniques supplement an established program designed to prepare you for management of patients across all psychiatric and mental health care settings. Examples of practice settings include emergency departments, inpatient hospitalist and intensive care services, residential mental health care facilities, DoD/VA facilities, Department of Corrections and substance abuse treatment facilities.
Immersion in the clinical environment maximizes the learning experience and enables you to become active members of an interprofessional health care team.
Experienced faculty with clinical backgrounds in various areas of pediatric, adult, veteran and military, outpatient and inpatient mental health patient care areas.
Certification in telepsychiatry upon completion of program.
Option to do certificate in veterans’ health care program.
Extensive resources for instructional support, including high-fidelity simulation equipment with expert simulation instructors to guide practice, internet support and multimedia availability to promote distance-based learning.
Master of Science in Nursing Curricula
All students matriculating in the Master of Science in Psychiatric Mental Health NP program are required to complete the four MSN core courses in the early semesters of their plans of study. All Master of Science in Nursing, including the Master in Psychiatric Mental Health NP, core courses are offered online, with no on-campus requirements.
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- Nurse as Scholar I: Science Development, Study Design & Statistics
- Nurse as Scholar II: Evidence-based Practice
- Population Health in a Global Society
- Professional Transitions: Advanced Nursing Practice
- Physical Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning in APN
- Foundations and Psychiatric Assessment Across the Lifespan
- Diagnosis of/and Evidence-Based Treatment of Mental Health Disorders Across the Lifespan
- 24 months
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- Bachelor's degree in engineering or science from an accredited institution (transcripts required, including an estimated GPA and a grade scale)
- Statement of Purpose
- Three recommendations
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or equivalent—official results
- English Language Testing (TOEFL or IELTS)—official results
- Interview and/or a video introduction
- Nonrefundable application fee of US$75— paid by credit card, or by a check made payable to Duke University
Nursing experience (one year recommended for most programs; additional experience required for some programs).
International57900 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28950 USD per semester during 24 months.
National57900 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28950 USD per semester during 24 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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