Our online Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner MSN concentration prepares students for careers as psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners.
When you complete the MSN curriculum for the psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner program, you will meet the educational requirements to sit for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner national certification examination, and to apply for licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN).
After earning your MSN with a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner concentration, you will be prepared to work alongside other healthcare providers or lead a team of providers. Psychiatric/mental health NPs play a critical role in assessing, diagnosing, and developing a treatment plan for patients across the lifespan.
Psychiatric mental health NPs work alongside psychiatrists, social workers, and other psychiatric mental health NPs to provide counseling and therapy in a range of clinical settings. Those settings can include hospitals, behavioral clinics, primary care clinics, outpatient settings, and inpatient settings.
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is offered through an affiliation with the Intercollegiate Consortium for a Master of Science in Nursing (ICMSN), and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and fully approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing.
The Master of Science in Nursing program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
This program prepares its students for licensure or certification within the state of Louisiana. Please visit the list of licensure programs for important information if you plan to move out of state.