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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program

Texas A&M Texarkana is pleased to announce the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program.  There are two tracks for the PMHNP program, post-MSN and BSN to MSN.  The first cohort of both programs is scheduled to begin in Fall 2021.

Both tracks are offered in a hybrid manner to incorporate face-to-face time with A&M-Texarkana faculty, including evaluation of clinical skills. The didactic portion of the curriculum will be offered online as both synchronous and asynchronous learning to assist students who are working while pursuing an advanced degree. Clinical immersion days will be scheduled prior to the beginning of each semester to allow students adequate time to arrange their personal schedules. The on-site immersion dates will allow for faculty to build stronger relationships with students and will also assist with mentoring, academic coaching, and clarification of any concerns or issues.

PMHNP students will be provided quality clinical rotation sites.  If the student has a desired preceptor, this will be discussed with faculty.

All graduates will be academically and experientially qualified to seek national board certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The program will be assessed based on the certification pass rates as part of the Systematic Program Evaluation (SPE) plan and CCNE Standards.

Please contact the program coordinator Julie Durand MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC at Jdurand@tamut.edu with any questions!

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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the PMHNP program, the students will:

  1. Integrate advanced knowledge from science and the humanities to provide mental/behavioral health care to diverse populations.
  2. Promote the use of quality measures to create a culture of safety and to meet standards of mental/behavioral health care.
  3. Analyze and implement the best evidence and standards of practice as a basis for clinical decisions.
  4. Communicate, collaborate, and consult other health professionals to manage and coordinate mental/behavioral health care.
  5. Analyze and incorporate broad ecological and social determinates to plan, deliver, and manage evidence-based prevention and population-based mental/behavioral health care to individuals, families, and groups.
  6. Advocate for policy changes that influence mental/behavioral healthcare at local, state, and federal levels.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Clinical Learning Outcomes:


Upon completion of the PMHNP program, the students will:

  1. Demonstrate application of advanced knowledge in the health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis, and management in psychiatric practice with diverse populations of individuals, groups, and families across the lifespan (Essentials I, IV, IX).
  2. Integrate history, interview, mental health exam, and physical exam data with the knowledge of pathophysiology and psychopathology of acute and chronic disorders across the life span to develop appropriate differential diagnoses, and initiate appropriate patient-centered interventions (Essentials I, IX).
  3. Implement traditional and complementary pharmacological interventions into the treatment and management of psychiatric illnesses (Essentials I, IX).
  4. Include social, cultural, and spiritual components in patient-centered plans of care for patients and families (Essentials I, IX).
  5. Demonstrate core professional values and ethical/legal standards in the implementation of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner role (Essentials, I, VIII, IX).
  6. Continue to identify and integrate evidence-based findings to the diagnosis and management of psychiatric illnesses across the life span (Essential IV, IX).
  7. Use self-reflection to evaluate progress in professional development in the role of the nurse practitioner as a member of an interprofessional team (Essential II, VII, VIII, IX).
  8. Analyze patient safety, quality indicators, patient access, cost, and outcome improvement in the delivery of quality mental health care to patients (Essentials I, III).

 


Required Courses


NURS 505      Evidence-Based Practice I
NURS 506      Evidence-Based Practice II
NURS 508      Quality Improvement and Safety
NURS 522      Healthcare Economics & Finance
NURS 525      Capstone
NURS 540      Advanced Pathophysiology*
NURS 541      Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics*
NURS 542      Advanced Health Assessment*
NURS 550      Introduction to Psychotherapy
NURS 551      Introduction to Clinical Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology
NURS 552      Advanced Mental Health Nursing Concepts & PMHNP Role
NURS 553      Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Concepts & Theories I
NURS 554      Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Concepts & Theories II
NURS 555      Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practicum I
NURS 556      Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practicum II
NURS 597         Special Topics**


*Required if not taken in the past 5 years.  **Required if placed on academic probation.
***Required courses are subject to change.

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