About the Program
The Master of Science with a major in Nursing Program’s PMHNP track, through an interprofessional learning model, will graduate PMHNPs who will be prepared to provide quality, holistic, scientifically sound, and patient-centered care while optimizing the health and well-being of diverse populations and communities for the betterment of humanity.
The focus of the PMHNP track is to prepare PMHNP graduates who will provide patient-centered quality care to individuals and families across the lifespan. The PMHNP role includes providing primary mental health care to patients seeking mental health services in a wide range of settings. Primary mental health care provided by the PMHNP involves relationship-based, continuous and comprehensive services, necessary for the promotion of optimal mental health, prevention, and treatment of psychiatric disorders and health maintenance. This includes assessment, diagnosis, and management of mental health and psychiatric disorders across the lifespan. (NONPF, 2013, 2014).
Through the values of leadership, scholarship, collaboration, innovation, excellence, global health, humanism, learning, courage and diversity, advanced practice nurses who complete the curriculum of the respective track of the Master of Science program will:
Integrate critical analysis from the sciences and humanities to improve advanced practice nursing and health outcomes.
Develop innovative practice by integrating principles of change throughout health care systems.
Apply investigative skills in the translation of new knowledge to improve practice and health outcomes.
Demonstrate proficiency in the use of improvement sciences and peer review to achieve measurable health outcomes, including, but not limited to, value-based health care.
Apply technology and scientific health information to coordinate and deliver personalized health care to a diverse global population.
Advocate strategies to impact the ethical, legal, and social factors of global health care policy.
Collaborate as leaders and members of the interprofessional team to maximize communication and coordination of care to achieve optimal health outcomes.
Provide a full spectrum of evidence-based health care services throughout the life cycle of the population served to optimize health outcomes.
Demonstrate professionalism, accountability and ownership while providing patient-centered care that recognizes diversity and respects consumer preferences.