University of South Alabama College of Nursing
Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Nurse and patient

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)

• Condensed schedule of study - Fall Admission
• Full-time schedule of study - Fall Admission
• Part-time schedule of study - Spring Admission

• Part-time schedule of study - Summer Admission

RN to MSN for Associate/diploma RN’s




American Psychiatric Nurses Association

American Nurses Credentialing Center

National Alliance for Mentally Ill

American Nurses Association

RN to MSN for associate/diploma RN’s with a BS/BA degree in a non-nursing discipline

• Post Graduate Certificate

DNP for Culturally Competent Psychiatric Nursing track


Contact Us

Dr. Kimberly Williams, Track Coordinator



For Additional Information

For additional information and transcript evaluation write to:

Graduate Studies
USA College of Nursing - HAHN 3086
5721 USA Drive N.
Mobile AL 36688-0002
(251) 445-9400
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
(202) 887-6791

Nurse Educator Option

USA offers nurse educator classes to those students wishing to pursue a career in academia. These courses are a subspecialization that can be added onto your current degree plan. Please click this link to learn more:
Nursing Education


University of South Alabama - Mobile Alabama 36688-0002 (251) 445-9400
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