Oct 28, 2021  
Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 
Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner MS

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42 credits

Specialization Coordinators: Anna Acee/Kunsook Bernstein, aacee@hunter.cuny.edu, kbernst@hunter.cuny.edu

This specialization prepares nurses to assume an independent and autonomous role in psychiatric nursing and primary care for the mentally ill population in the community and in a variety of health care settings. Students learn to work with other mental health professionals in providing preventive mental health services to target populations in the community and in designing and implementing new treatment approaches. Specialization courses provide advanced nursing content and guided learning experiences in a variety of settings and roles completing a total of 600 clinical hours.  Graduates of the program are eligible for certification as psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioners by New York State Education Department, and meet educational requirements for specialty certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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