Psych/Mental Health NP

Mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) graduates are eligible for ANCC board certification in advanced psychiatric–mental health nursing practice and can treat patients across the lifespan in a wide range of settings. Graduates find employment in hospitals, private practices, school-based clinics, community mental health centers, and tertiary care specialty clinics.

A coordinator who is a certified PMHNP across the lifespan oversees this APRN specialty track. The PMHNP track consists of 525 hours of direct, hands-on patient care in a psychiatric–mental healthcare setting under the supervision of an experienced preceptor. Through community partnerships, IUSON offers consistent clinical placement for PMHNP students. Preceptors include board-certified PMHNPs, psychiatrists, and other related mental-health providers practicing within the field of psychiatry. The PMHNP courses are taught on campus by experienced PMHNP faculty thereby ensuring quality, oversight, and relationships with students and community-based preceptors. If you would like to learn more about preceptor opportunities available at IUSON, please contact the PMHNP track coordinator.

PMHNP websites
American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)
International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses (ISPN)
Coalition of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses of Indiana (CAPNI)
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)