Master Of Science (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner)
A Masters’ degree in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner will prepare students to assess, diagnose and manage acute and chronic mental health conditions across all ages as they provide care to individuals, families and groups that includes prescriptive and counseling roles.
D’Youville College’s program is designed for students who are prepared to take a leadership role as a member of the mental health care team with prescriptive privileges to provide a holistic, patient-centered approach to patients facing mental health problems.
Students will benefit from a simple scheduling structure with all classes held on Thursdays, and will be able to complete the program on a full-time or part- time basis.
As a graduate of the program, students will be prepared to take the exam for board certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to further demonstrate your expertise in the mental health field.
If you’re interested in advancing your career by obtaining an advanced certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, D’Youville College’s nursing program is an ideal place to learn. Established in 1942, the School of Nursing has earned a reputation as a leading resource in the region for high-quality, student-centered education.
Technical, professional, and behavioral standards for all Nurse Practitioner students are covered in detail in the Graduate Nursing Student Handbook. All standards apply to MS and Post-graduate APRN students.
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|NUR-715||Psy Mental Health Clinical Practicum I||3|
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Admission Requirements (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner)
In addition to the general admission requirements for graduate programs at D’Youville College, applicants for the master of science degree in psychiatric mental health must present the following:
1. Completed online graduate application for admission (no application fee)
2. Completion of a baccalaureate degree in nursing or from a CCNE or NLNAC (ACEN) accredited program at a college or university in the US (or by the CNO in Ontario).
3. Evidence of capability to succeed in a graduate program based on an overall undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
4. Official transcripts from all college/ universities attended. Canadian students must submit ‘course-by-course’ evaluation (or equivalent) of all Canadian college and/or university transcripts through the World Education Services (WES) or other approved foreign transcript evaluation agencies.
5. An overall G.P.A. of at least 3.0. Applicants with a baccalaureate degree in nursing, earned more than five years ago, with an overall G.P.A. less than 3.0 but more than or equal to 2.7, who have achieved significant professional success as documented on curricula vitae, may submit an application for consideration. Preferential admissions will be given to applicants with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher.
6. Active unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse in New York or in Ontario for Canadian students.
7. A current CPR certification with a psychomotor component.
8. Preferential admission will be given to applicants with at least one year of experience as a registered nurse in psych-mental health or a related field.
9. Baccalaureate-level health assessment, pathophysiology and pharmacology courses or equivalent.
10. Two references on clinical performance (supervisor, professor, or colleague).
11. Writing assignment on your philosophy of nursing, 2 pages in length, double space and 12-point font that includes philosophy of nursing focused on past experience, what influencing nursing has had on your career, why you chose to pursue this degree, how you see this degree enhancing your career and how you will utilize this degree to advance patient care and health care outcomes.
12. A student who meets the entry requirements and is currently or previously enrolled in a nurse practitioner program at another college or university must obtain a letter from that School of Nursing stating the student is in good standing, not on probation, and able to register for classes. Students who were dismissed from a graduate nursing program will not be considered for admission.