I just saw on Walden University's website that they will offer a Psychiatric NP program starting in May. The school is expensive and for-profit, but it does offer another option. I think they may be the first for-profit school with this NP track in an MSN program.
Apr 27, '16
Wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole myself. I'm very biased against for-profits. I do think it's the first for-profit to offer PMHNP, and it's a bad sign.
May 1, '16
Most programs are now online except for a few mandatory campus visits, and the clinical hours.
There are many quality programs, so all you have to do is search for them. Some state programs even charge you resident rate tuition for the online programs.
Anyone in Houston area considering PMHNP course online or in the program at Walden university at present ?
OK, this may be off topic but does anyone know how a school can start offering a new NP specialty from their current offerings? Is CCNE certification a blanket stamp of approval that allows schools to just add NP tracks on the basis of the fact that the MSN program is accredited. I'm really scratching my head on this because having a handful of part-time PMHNP faculty writing online syllabi and lectures then making students go out to find their own preceptors for clinicals should never be a minimum criteria for approving a new NP track.
Walden has no entry standards whatsoever. You have a pulse, a license, and a checkbook, you are in!
So, file this degree mill under BAD IDEAS for the NP profession.
For-Profit NP admissions... I thought they were joking!
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