The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is awarded to successful graduates of the Psychiatric Mental Health Family Nurse Practitioner (PMH Family NP) concentration.
In accordance with the American Nurses Associationâ€™s Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice, the PMH Family NP is a registered nurse with a graduate degree in nursing who is prepared to administer advanced psychiatric mental health nursing care to individuals across the life span. The role of the PMH Family NP includes comprehensive psychiatric mental health assessment and diagnosis, medication management, and the use of advanced psychotherapeutic modalities, such as individual, family, and group psychotherapy. Graduate preparation allows the PMH Family NP to expand his/her role to include the use of evidence-based practice, health policy, leadership, education, case management, and consultation (American Nurses Credentialing Center).
In addition to a capstone course and practicum that allows the student to understand the role of the PMH Family NP, four clinical courses covering advanced psychotherapy with individuals, families, and groups across the life span, consultation/liaison nursing in organizations and communities, and primary care concepts related to psychiatric mental health advanced nursing practice compose the psychiatric mental health nursing curricula. PMH Family NP students also take courses in advanced psychopathology and psychopharmacology and core graduate nursing courses in nursing theory, research, health policy, and ethics/culture.
All successful graduates of the PMH Family NP concentration meet requirements for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) exam for the Psychiatric Mental Health Family Nurse Practitioner. The graduating student may apply for a Certificate to Prescribe â€“ Externship (CTP-E) from the Ohio Board of Nursing.
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