Relentless in the pursuit of care

Relentless in the pursuit of care

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

We Reach - This very moment, someone needs you to reach them. A person with a substance use disorder, held tight by the grip of opioids, desperate to break free. A parent, at wit's end, seeking the treatment and counseling necessary to save their child's life. The need is urgent in communities large and small across the state. Saginaw Valley State University's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner post-graduate certificate program is designed to prepare current primary care nurse practitioners to meet that need. Classes are 100% online and in a part-time format, providing working professionals the flexibility they need.

This program expands the scope of practice for primary care nurse practitioners to provide integrated mental health and addictions care across the lifespan in acute and primary care settings.

What sets the SVSU Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post Graduate Certificate program apart?

  • Unique focus on substance use disorders
  • Emphasis on telehealth and innovative technologies to improve access to care in rural communities
  • Designed for practitioners in rural communities
  • All lectures are prerecorded so they can be downloaded in case high-speed internet is not available
  • Can be completed 100% online, with opportunities for additional on-campus skills training (optional)
  • A clinical coordinator helps to facilitate clinical placement within your community

Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Rural Stipend

PMHNP post-graduate students may be eligible for an obligation-free $8,000 stipend to offset educational expenses as part of a recent 4-year federal grant. The purpose of this grant is to prepare current nurse practitioners to deliver integrated mental and physical health care within a rural primary care context. Eligible applicants must reside or work in rural communities, with a preference to those working in primary care who are under-represented in nursing. Applicants to the PMHNP program will be prompted to apply for the stipend during the PMHNP program application process. Approximately 25 stipends will be awarded annually.

  • Online application
  • An MSN or DNP from an accredited college or university
  • National certification as an APRN
  • Current Michigan RN and APRN license
  • Resume
  • Goal Statement

 

 

 

Semester/Term #1

NURS 710 | Advanced Psychopharmacology & Neurobiology | 2 credits
NURS 712| Psychotherapeutic Foundations | 2 credits
NURS 716| Differential Diagnosis of Mental Health Conditions | 2 credits
 
Semester/Term #2
NURS 731 | Psychiatric Mental Health Care of Adults and Geriatrics | 3 credits
NURS 740 | PMHNP Practicum* (180 Hours) | 3 credits
 
Semester/Term #3
NURS 733 | Psychiatric Mental Health Care of Children and Families | 3 credits
NURS 740 | PMHNP Practicum* (180 Hours) | 3 credits
 
Semester/Term #4
NURS 735 | Addictions Care in Integrated Settings | 3 credits
NURS 740 | PMHNP Practicum* (180 Hours) | 3 credits

 

 

 

 

Due to the overwhelming need for qualified practitioners, there are several federal loan forgiveness programs for certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner's. This certificate also qualifies for Federal Student Loans.

Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Rural Stipend

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner post-graduate students may be eligible for an obligation-free $8,000 stipend to offset educational expenses as part of a recent 4-year federal grant. The purpose of this grant is to prepare current nurse practitioners to deliver integrated mental and physical health care within a rural primary care context. Eligible applicants must reside or work in rural communities, with a preference to those working in primary care who are under-represented in nursing. Applicants to the PMHNP program will be prompted to apply for the stipend during the PMHNP program application process. Approximately 25 stipends will be awarded annually.

Reaching Out!

Visit our latest blog post from our PMHNP program!

 

 

SVSU’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program has a number of clinical-academic partnerships and community connections that provide unique training opportunities and educational perspectives.

  • Michigan’s only geriatric-focused substance use clinic

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  • Uses ongoing telementoring to equip primary care practitioners in rural areas with the knowledge they need to provide high-quality addictions care

 

  • Recovery Pathways, Michigan’s only mobile clinic designed to improve access to medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders in rural communities

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  • Community members in long-term recovery participate in optional on-campus skills training, bringing realism to substance use disorder simulations

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CONTACT US.


Graduate Admissions
Wickes Hall 230
gradadm@svsu.edu
(989) 964-6096

Program Coordinator - Dr. Kathleen Schachman
HHS 209
kaschach@svsu.edu
(989) 964-4339

Financial Aid
Wickes Hall 131-A
cfsc@svsu.edu
(989) 964-4900