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The PMHNP program at RMU prepares graduates to manage care of patients of all ages experiencing mental health problems as part of an interprofessional health care team.
Access to Interprofessional
Mental Health Education Project (AIME)
The purpose of the AIME project is to increase the number of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNPs) who are proficient in interprofessional education competencies and have the knowledge to improve care of patients with multiple chronic conditions.
The Access to Interprofessional Mental Health Education project (AIME) is funded by a Federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Health Resources and Services Administration: grant number 1 D09HP25937-01-00. The content on this website is the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of HRSA nor does HRSA endorse any particular institution of higher education.
BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
86 credits with 1256 practicum hours
Focus on interprofessional educational competencies and multiple chronic conditions throughout the lifespan
Graduates are eligible for PMHNP national certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center
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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification
The PMHNP certification program is 28-31 credits with 560-616 practicum hours. The variation in credit and practicum hours is based on prior education. This certification program is intended to attract nurse practitioners who want to expand their knowledge and manage care of individuals across the lifespan experiencing psychiatric problems. Emphasis is placed on interprofessional educational competencies as well as caring for patients with multiple chronic conditions. Upon completion, graduates are eligible for national certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a PMHNP.
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Post Master's DNP Completion Certification
For nurse practitioners interested in obtaining a second certification as a PMHNP and a doctoral degree, the Post-Master’s PMHNP Certification/DNP completion provides this option. The doctoral courses are delivered in an intensive one-week (five-day) classroom session per semester, with other course requirements completed online. The courses in the PMHNP certification are delivered 1 day per week throughout the semester via video teleconferencing. This program emphasizes skills in differential diagnosis and management, including both pharmacology and psychotherapy, in addition to emphasizing working in interdisciplinary teams and implementing evidence-based practice findings into delivery of care.
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