Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (MS)
The Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing offers a 48-credit Master of Science program to prepare nurses for roles as advanced practice registered nurses delivering psychiatric and mental health services. Psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioners provide mental health treatment, preventive services, consultation and leadership in hospitals, clinics, community settings and private practice. Through coursework and 630 hours of supervised clinical experience, students learn to provide these services autonomously and in collaboration with other mental health professionals.
Graduates of this program meet the educational requirements for board certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. They are also eligible for New York State NP certification.
The master's program at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).
Course of Study
The program includes core courses in nursing and specialization courses that combine advanced knowledge with 630 hours of supervised clinical experience. Course descriptions are available in the Graduate Catalog (2015-16).
Foundations of Nursing Practice (12 credits)
NURS 700 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science (3 cr.)
NURS 784 Theoretical Foundations of Adv. PMH Nursing Care and Practice (1 cr.)
NURS 704 Healthcare Systems and Policy (3 cr.)
NURS 737 Mental Health Policy and Advocacy: The Role of the PMHNP (1 cr.)
NURS 749 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Diverse Populations (3 cr.)
NURS 746 Epidemiology of Behavioral Health and Community Mental Health (1 cr.)
Advanced Practice Core (21 credits)
NURS 702 Advanced Nursing Research (3 cr.)
NURS 717 Advanced Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice (3 cr.)
NURS 747 Advanced Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of the Brain (1 cr.)
NURS 751 Advanced Health Assessment (3 cr.)
NURS 777 Advanced PMH Assessment and Intervention (3 cr.)
NURS 778 Advanced Child/Adolescent PMH Assessment and Intervention (2 cr.)
NURS 750 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics (3 cr.)
NURS 719 Psychopharmacology (3 cr.)
Specialization Courses (15 credits)
NURS 748 Therapeutic Counseling Modalities (3 cr.)
NURS 779 Family & Group Theories & Therapeutic Modalities (2 cr.)
NURS 781 Comprehensive Psychiatric Mental Health Assessment (1 cr.)
NURS 782 Clinical Practicum in Advanced PMHNP I (4.5 cr.)
NURS 783 Clinical Practicum in Advanced PMHNP II (4.5 cr.)
How to Apply
For more information, please contact contact Dr. Kunsook Bernstein, PMHNP coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-481-4346.