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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Be the Change for a Growing Health Care Need

As a student in Alverno’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, you will learn how to work collaboratively, with other mental health professionals, to provide a wide range of services to your patients.

You will develop advanced clinical judgment through real-world learning and experience. You will learn to use your nursing skills to evaluate and monitor your patient’s overall health while diagnosing, assessing, and treating mental health issues. You will learn how to integrate assessment, pharmacological treatment, and therapy for a wide spectrum of patients – from children, to adolescents, to adults, to older adults.

Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the mental health nurse practitioner certification exam. They will also have the option to pursue an advanced practice nurse prescriber license in Wisconsin.

Completing the program requires 42 credits and 665 practicum hours. In addition, the program includes a Post-Master’s Nurse Practitioner Certificate, which prepares nurses with MSN degrees to become certified as a MHNP. The Post-Master’s Certificate program is 20 credits and 575 practicum hours.

Alverno College’s scientifically grounded, market-driven Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program makes a positive difference for students, regional health care systems, and especially our communities—where mental health services are critically important and a growing need.

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As a nurse, you’ve already proven your desire to help others, constantly challenging yourself as you reach your full potential. So now, are you ready to support a critically important and growing health care need? Are you ready for a career as  Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner?

Contact an Alverno graduate admissions counselor to learn more about the program, including how it will fit with your busy schedule. Ask all your questions about the program and our admissions process.

Apply online.

Contact information:

Janet Stikel
Graduate Admissions for Master of Science in Nursing programs
(414) 382-6112

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