Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner online Programs
- Applications available online: Anytime
Length of Program
Full time, two years; part time, three years
Master of Science in Nursing
The psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner–lifespan program uses a wide range of advanced practice learning experiences to prepare you in the assessment, diagnosis, clinical management, and prevention of mental illness across the lifespan. You will develop the skills necessary for work in case management, professional leadership, and interdisciplinary collaboration across a wide range of health care settings.
As a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, you will use theory and research to guide and improve nursing care. You will make important and unique contributions to health care by developing innovative, quality patient care that is more cost-efficient; collaborating with multidisciplinary teams to coordinate health care services in order to restore wellness; and managing research protocols and developing research utilization projects.
As a graduate of this program, you are eligible to sit for American Nurses Credentialing Center certification as a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (lifespan). Additionally, as an advanced practice nurse, you are qualified to apply for prescriptive authority from the Indiana Licensing Board.