I'm looking for more info on PMHNP programs. I've been a psych RN for about 5 yrs and considering going back to school. I'm particularly interested in information on the following:
-rigor of curriculum
-type of curriculum- are you constantly writing papers on things that aren't directly related to clinical practice?
-faculty- do they take the program seriously, are they invested, do they eat their young?
-did you come out feeling reasonably prepared to prescribe?
- did you get any therapy/counseling training?
- was advanced pathophys/health assessment/pharm included in your program? I have never done med surg and want to brush up on this stuff before be becoming a prescriber.
-were students content/satisfied?
- where were your clinical sites? I would like to do both emergency psych and consult-liaison work (consulting on psych issues in the inpatient medical setting).
I am particularly interested in these schools
although I welcome info on all programs! (excuse my lack of caps; I'm typing on an iPad)
Ucsf, uc Denver, Yale, u Illinois-Chicago, rush, bc, umass Lowell, northeastern, mgh ihp, Columbia, NYu, univ. Rochester, case western, OH state, ucsd, u Washington
I am hoping this thread can be a resource for many!