Herzing PMHNP program?

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by Psychislife Psychislife (New) New Nurse Student

Specializes in Hospice, Geri psych. Has 6 years experience.

I have just been accepted in the RN-MSN program for psychiatric mental health NP. Has anyone done this program? I start March 7 and I am super excited and nervous. Any input would be greatly appreciated! 

StillThriving2022

StillThriving2022

Specializes in CRNA pursuing PMHNP Certificate. Has 19 years experience. 6 Posts

Hi ? I am awaiting my decision for the post-masters PMHNP certificate program, beginning March 7.  I am excited and nervous also. Good luck and have some fun moving forward in the program. 

Psychislife

Specializes in Hospice, Geri psych. Has 6 years experience. 12 Posts

That is so neat!! I see that you’re a CRNA. What makes you want to switch over? 

StillThriving2022

StillThriving2022

Specializes in CRNA pursuing PMHNP Certificate. Has 19 years experience. 6 Posts

I was diagnosed with MS 2 years after I graduated from CRNA school. I have been pushing my body for the past 8 years, trying to maintain my position within the profession. Over time, I realize that the stressful and intense environment is not healthy for me and my autoimmune disease. Prior to entering the field of nursing, I was a counselor and supervised a domestic violence shelter. Having gone through (and still am) a patient, I want to focus on the psychological impact on those with a chronic illness. To learn about it in school is far different than it is to live it. ?

Psychislife

Specializes in Hospice, Geri psych. Has 6 years experience. 12 Posts

I’m so sorry to hear that. But our backgrounds are similar! I have a BS in psych and worked in crisis intervention for 3 years before becoming an LVN. I worked on an Alzheimer’s unit for 4 years until getting my RN. Now I do hospice. I love mental health. You are an inspiration. 

StillThriving2022

StillThriving2022

Specializes in CRNA pursuing PMHNP Certificate. Has 19 years experience. 6 Posts

Thank you for your kind words. I just keep putting one foot in front of the other until I find what feels good and sticks. ?

Want3bsn

Want3bsn

5 Posts

Im starting the program March 7th as well. Unfortunately im conflicted at this point! I chatted with a few of the current students and their are not happy with the program. They actually are very disappointed and wish they went with other schools

StillThriving2022

StillThriving2022

Specializes in CRNA pursuing PMHNP Certificate. Has 19 years experience. 6 Posts

Thank you for sharing your concerns.  I was already accepted at Wilkes University for the Summer semester and have been comparing both programs.  Wilkes University also assists the students with clinical site placements, which is a big bonus given this pandemic climate.  Listen to your "nursing gut" super powers. LOL  If it doesn't feel right, I would not force it. 

Want3bsn

Want3bsn

5 Posts

Thank you for your response StillThriving2022. Yup my sixth sense is ringing loud and clear. I’m going with another program for sure! All the best?

Sylvia Offiong

Sylvia Offiong, BSN, RN

Specializes in Psych, Home Health. Has 10 years experience. 7 Posts

On 2/13/2022 at 9:40 PM, Want3bsn said:

Thank you for your response StillThriving2022. Yup my sixth sense is ringing loud and clear. I’m going with another program for sure! All the best?

I just started this semester and I read the discouraging comments on fb too. I wonder if it's because it's an inaugural program so there are bound to be issues. Where did you decide to go?

StillThriving2022

StillThriving2022

Specializes in CRNA pursuing PMHNP Certificate. Has 19 years experience. 6 Posts

I am excited to begin the post-masters PMHNP at Wilkes University, beginning May 23 🙂  Glad that you are listing to your gut and good Luck in finding the program that feels like a good fit.

misspsyched

misspsyched

Has 1 years experience. 1 Post

Hi @Psychislife! I’m awaiting being accepted into the MSN PMHNP program for March 7 (I’ve just submitted my application and castlebranch material, and one of the advisors told me he was sure I’d get accepted due to my near 3.8 GPA). I’ve been going back and forth about going through with the program, as I’ve heard mixed things. But I’m sure success will find us both as long as we work hard. We should keep in touch, maybe help each other out? Either way, I’m excited to move forward because I’ve wanted to be a psych NP ever since my first year of nursing school!