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PMH-NP programs: Looking for feedback- where did you go, and how did you like it?


Specializes in Ambulatory Case Management, Clinic, Psychiatry. Has 14 years experience.

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!

I don't believe UCSD has a nursing school...

Below is the link to Ohio State's psych/mental health NP program that outlines the courses that are in the curriculum. There's public access to the course descriptions if you want a little more info on them. I'm starting in the grad entry program in June so I can't speak about the program, but I've always had great and prompt feedback and response from the contacts for the programs and I can PM you their email.



Specializes in Ambulatory Case Management, Clinic, Psychiatry. Has 14 years experience.

Oops I meant San Diego state.