Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners provide psychiatric services to children, adolescents, adults as well as mature adults experiencing a continuum of psychiatric illnesses. The program prepares students to provide comprehensive psychiatric mental health care to those who are symptomatic in need of psychiatric services. Care continuum sites for Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner practice includes ambulatory care settings, acute care, long-term care, and community health facilities.
Online learning eliminates travel requirements, and allows nurses to stay and work near their homes and families. The FPNP Track requires all students enrolled in the psychiatric nurse practitioner option to attend an online orientation prior to enrollment in CMN 548 and/or 549. Students will be notified once the site is available and given access. Attendance is required in order to enroll in CMN548 and 549.
Our program is a Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program. Students who enroll in to this program must be prepared to work with children, adolescents, and adults to ensure that they are proficiently trained to administer psychiatric care to all ages, gender, and culture. The completion of this program allows for the students to be eligible to take the Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (FPNP) certification exam only.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Curriculum • Post BSN Track (MSN)
Dr. Kimberly Williams, Track Coordinator
For Additional Information
For additional information and transcript evaluation write to:
USA College of Nursing - HAHN 3086
5721 USA Drive N.
Mobile AL 36688-0002
FAX: (251) 445-9416
The BSN, MSN, and DNP programs at the University of South Alabama College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education,
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
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