Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program

 Wilson School of Nursing

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AN ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING DEGREE PROGRAM FOR RNS INTERESTED IN SPECIALIZING IN MENTAL HEALTH CARE

 

 

 

Do you want to pursue a graduate degree and develop a specific practice focus as a primary mental health care provider for families and individuals?

The Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (FPMHNP) program will prepare you for a range of  career opportunities in outpatient and inpatient facilities as well as private practice settings.  Our program integrates assessment, pharmacological treatments, and therapy for a wide spectrum of patients, from children to adolescents to adults and older adults.

You will acquire advanced knowledge and clinical skills enabling you to provide quality comprehensive care to clients across the lifespan.  Extensive course work and practicum will prepare you to focus on the range of mental health care needs of individuals and families.

The MSN curriculum is comprised of 18 hours of nursing core, 22 hours of clinical, and 6 hours of thesis or evidence based project courses, for a total of 46 credit hours.  Masters-prepared RNs have the opportunity to earn a post-masters certificate. view courses

Our graduate programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and meet the requirements for advanced practice nursing established by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas.  Candidates are eligible for recognition by the State of Texas Board of Nursing as advanced practice nurses and to sit for national certification examinations.         

 

 

The FPMHNP program only admits students in the Fall semester.

 

Application Deadline is July 1st.

 

Additional Information

 


For more information, please contact:

Karen Polvado, DNP, RN, FNP-BC
Interim PMHNP Program Coordinator/Associate Professor
Email: karen.polvado@mwsu.edu
Telephone: (940) 397-3254
Address:  3410 Taft Blvd, Wichita Falls, TX  76308
Office:  Bridwell Hall 329

 

 

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