Master in Psych

  1. I have been a pediatric nurse at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus for 18 years and have floated all over the hospital. I recently decided that I would like to go back and get my Masters in Nursing and specialize in Psychology. I was wondering if anyone can give me advice on programs or jobs or experiences? As far as I know there are no programs in Ohio for MSN in Psych Nursing so I will have to go out of state. I really feel that this is my calling and want to pursue this!
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  3. by   serenitylove14
    The only one I have heard of is the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Sry thats all I know!
  4. by   edie1
    OMG! Check out the university of cincinatti - they even have distance learning msn psychiatric nurse practitioner i was so ready to enroll but now minnesota changed something (maybe requiring PhD) so not possible fo ME now but check them out
  5. by   elkpark
    Yes, I know several people who went to the UC program in Cincinnati. And I would be v. surprised if there aren't other psych MSN programs in OH.
  6. by   KFoss
    Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program: FPB School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University
    Nursing Master's Degree | Psychiatric Mental Health Family Nurse Practitioner
    The University of Akron : Family Psychiatric Mental Health NP
    Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner | College of Nursing

    Those are just a few I know of...just do a quick search of the schools websites. I am sure that there are post-MSN certs that you can do too but I found those 4 in about 5 mins.

    Sorry can't give you job info from a personal experiences as I am not even a nurse yet but I do have an MA in psych and 5 years working in mental health with psychiatric nurse practitioners. They seem to like their jobs. I again can't speak to Ohio as much as the agency I work for has more psychiatrists then I have ever seen under one roof before. In my previous state all we had was NP's and they loved what they did.
  7. by   SoundRN7
    Ohio State University
  8. by   jdlunger1
    I am a first year graduate student at Kent State University in their Family Psych/Mental Health NP program. I really like it. I had one year of med/surg experience before going back. Several students commute from Pittsburgh PA, Northern W. VA., Athens, Cleveland, and of course the Akron area. You meet once a week and can have your clinicals wherever you need them to be. Check it out