Improve lives as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner
The world needs you. In today’s fast-paced society, there’s greater demand for mental health support across the lifespan. At Davenport, you’ll receive the education you need to become a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and improve lives through a holistic mental health approach.
By choosing Davenport’s Master of Science in Nursing program with a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner concentration, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to level up your career and care for patients with mental, emotional or behavioral conditions.
The program’s curriculum will provide you with comprehensive, well-rounded instruction across all disciplines, which will help you build the skills needed to address psychopathology, substance use disorders and behavioral health. You’ll also learn effective counseling and crisis intervention strategies, as well as how to conduct mental health assessments and provide psychiatric care and rehabilitation.
And we know that working adults lead busy lives. That’s why the program offers flexibility through both full-time or part-time programs and 100% online course delivery. Clinicals can be completed in your geographical area, too.
At Davenport, as an aspiring psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, you can rest assured you’re becoming well-equipped to provide safe, competent care for patients with mental health concerns across the lifespan.
What is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner?
You may be wondering what exactly a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner does. At the heart of your career, you’ll assess, diagnose and treat the mental health needs of patients of all ages. You may also provide physical and psychosocial assessments as well as emergency psychiatric care.
You’ve likely sought out the MSN psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program because you wish to help people. And as the world faces a crisis in mental health, there’s no better time than now to pursue your degree from Davenport.
With your degree, you’ll be well positioned for a career spent enriching the lives of others in a variety of settings, including behavioral health/addiction clinics, psychiatric mental health facilities and private practices.
Explore classes for the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program
Courses in the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner concentration offer real-world knowledge because the curriculum was created by – and is taught by – experienced, practicing nurse practitioners. Not only will they share their professional experience, but they’ll also provide mentorship and guidance to prepare you for a successful career addressing mental health.
Why pursue an online nursing master’s degree at Davenport?
Davenport’s online MSN psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program includes direct clinical practice in a variety of psychiatric practice settings. With a 6:1 student/faculty ratio for clinical placements, you’ll receive more personalized attention from Davenport’s highly credentialed and experienced instructors.
Davenport’s online nursing master’s degree will give you ample opportunities to network and get to know your nursing MSN peers and faculty through the Davenport Global Campus, which is specially designed to foster valuable connections.
To help relieve some of the financial barriers to your MSN psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner degree, Davenport will waive your nursing MSN application fee and extend a 20% tuition discount if you’re a member of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA).
Experience the Davenport difference:
Convenience for your online nursing master’s degree
The program is designed to be completed 100% online. You can also earn your degree in less than two years or choose part-time course delivery to fit within your demanding schedule.
Exceptional test preparation
Graduates of the PMHNP are eligible to sit for the ANCC Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner board certification examination and pass at rates higher than the national average.
Gain advanced knowledge and specialized skills in small classes that offer individualized attention from highly credentialed faculty.
Key clinical placements
Earn a nursing MSN that supports your career goals with the right clinical placements, through the support of dedicated clinical care staff.
Start on your MSN psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner degree
Explore the admissions requirements and then take the next step toward the Master of Science in Nursing psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner degree.
Programs related to the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner concentration, MSN
- Current, valid, and unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN) in a U.S. jurisdiction or province of Canada
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
- Two professional recommendations
- Official transcripts from previous nursing program(s)
- Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 out of a 4.0
- Professional essay
Out-of-state applicants applying for academic programs leading to professional licensure (ie; FNP), it is highly recommended that students contact the appropriate licensing agency in their state of residence if they are considering an academic program that leads to a professional license. Davenport University offers a state-by-state guide with web links to the appropriate licensing agencies. It is the responsibility of students to contact the appropriate licensing agency and to understand the requirements in their state of residence as applied to their specific situation.
The multifaceted roles of the practical and professional nurse are taught at Davenport University and include care provision, communication, management, and scope of practice. Theoretical foundations shape the curricula and guide nursing education. The Davenport University Nursing Program is a dynamic system that provides for the educational growth and development of the nursing student. An adaptation of Fawcett’s metaparadigm is utilized and includes person, environment, health, and nursing.
- Person - The concept of a person refers to the individual or individuals as part of culture, family, community or aggregate groups who interact with the nurse in a therapeutic manner.
- Environment - The environment is made up of the physical surroundings and the settings in which the person interacts with society as a whole. This integrates the totality of social, cultural, and religious foundations and influences. Individuals are affected by the environment and, in turn, have the ability to affect the environment.
- Health - The health continuum from birth to death includes physical, mental, cultural, and spiritual elements. Wellness describes the function of a person at his or her maximum potential.
- Nursing - Nursing is a caring profession that is guided by the ANA Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Nursing is not limited to physical care but incorporates the promotion, protection, and optimization of health. Nursing practice is guided by research that contributes to the delivery of evidence-based practice.
- Synthesize concepts and theories from nursing and related disciplines and sciences to deliver advanced nursing care.
- Integrate evidence-based knowledge, research, and clinical judgment to design, coordinate, and evaluate the delivery of care.
- Integrate current and emerging health and information technologies effectively into one’s practice to enhance health outcomes.
- Collaborate effectively within an interprofessional context to improve the delivery of care across the health care continuum.
- Apply organizational and systems leadership strategies to promote high quality and safe patient care environments.
- Advocate for policies at the local, state, and national levels to improve health and advance the profession of nursing.
- Demonstrate beginning competency in an advanced nursing role.
Faculty and staff
Associate Dean: Amy Stahley, PhD, MSN, RN
Department Chair for Nursing: Tracy Alberta, MSN, RN
Nursing Administrative Assistant: TBD
MSN/FNP online faculty
Clinical Coordinator: Marlo Schepers, MSN