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Nurse Practitioner Programs

Family Psychiatric Mental Health NP Program

Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners provide mental health care to individuals of all ages in a variety of settings. As a student in our program, you will work to develop expertise in assessment, diagnosis, psychotherapy, and psychopharmacology management of mental health challenges and psychiatric disorders. 

This program is offered completely online with short on-site intensives designed to enhance access to students throughout NY state. This innovative model balances flexible and supportive synchronous and asynchronous online learning experiences with rich, hands-on practice opportunities guided by our expert faculty. 

Graduates of our program provide access to vital mental health services across the health care continuum, including acute and community based services (i.e. inpatient and outpatient mental health services, chemical dependency, school-based programs, private practice). In addition to traditional psychiatric settings, PMHNPs are also located in primary care and acute medical settings working to expand the efforts of behavioral health integration.

Live or work in the Finger Lakes region? You may be eligible for our 50% Finger Lakes Regional Scholarship. 

Degree plan

To earn your master’s degree as a family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner you will need to complete 54 credits and 616 clinical hours.