Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Are you interested in becoming a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)?

Bellin College is expanding its educational offerings to include a PMHNP program and will enroll students in the fall of 2024. This new program continues Bellin College’s long-standing mission to prepare nurses who excel in professional practice, and builds on their already successful BSN, MSN, DNP, and Post-Graduate Certificate (PGC) offerings.    

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP) are advanced practice nurses licensed/credentialed as specialists in psychiatric-mental health nursing. Post-graduation, PMHNPs may specialize in treating a particular population such as children, adolescents, geriatrics, the seriously mentally ill, substance use disorders, trauma, forensics, or lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations, to name a few.

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Why a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree?

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (2023), 1 in 5 US adults experience mental illness each year; 1 in 6 US youth ages 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year; and suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people ages 10-14. Access to care is severely limited, with approximately 25% of adults with a mental illness reporting not getting treatment; the numbers are worse for youth. Bellin College’s mission is to prepare healthcare practitioners. This program is a natural fit with our goal to provide practitioners to support the health of our communities.

Why Bellin College?

  • Over 100-year history of educating professional nurses
  • Patient care-focused doctorate
  • Personalized student practicum placements
  • Faculty committed to your success
  • Flexible, online cohort model (full-time and part-time options)
  • Small class sizes
  • No GRE required

Where are PMHNP Employed?

Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses work in all areas of health care, such as primary care, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, prisons, home health care, hospitals, hospitals, community mental health centers, residential settings, or private practices.

Learn more about the Master of Science in Nursing, PMHNP track

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