Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Frontier Nursing University (FNU)
United States
Postgraduate Certificate
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
15 months
August January
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Tuition fee (foreign)
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Entry Requirements

dvanced practice psychiatric-mental health nurses focus on the application of knowledge, skills and ability in collaboration with individuals, groups, families, and communities with inherited and/or acquired vulnerability for mental health disruptions as well as substance use disorders. In addition, expertise is developed in a consultation-liaison role to meet the diverse mental health knowledge needs among professionals and others in communities and integrated care delivery. Skill in telehealth technology will expand capacity to provide mental health care to geographically or situationally isolated individuals and communities.

In addition to the MSN competencies and select DNP essentials of all FNU education, the following objectives are specific to the FNU PMHNP specialty role and population.

  • Integrate psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner competencies for leadership and quality to meet diverse mental health care needs.
  • Analyze innovative and quality care to meet the mental health needs of individuals, groups, families and populations across the lifespan.
  • Integrate competencies for independent practice in the PMHNP.


  • Psychotherapy Foundations across the Lifespan
  • Principles of Independent Practice
  • Psychopharmacologic/Neuroscience Foundations for Mental Health Care
  • Psych-Mental Health Care of Individuals & Groups
  • Psychiatric Care of Serious Mental Illness and Vulnerable Populations/Families
  • Psych-Mental Health Roles & Modalities of Care
  • Integrating Psych-Mental Health Care
  • Clinical Bound: Skills for Advanced Practice¬†
  • Skills for PMHNP Care
  • PMHNP Clinical I-II-III--IV-V
  • Final Comprehensive Review

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