Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Overview
PMHNP Clinical Checklist
General MSN Preceptor Requirements
Course Specific Requirements
PRAC 6675: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Care Across the Lifespan II
- Types of Patients: Patients receiving care for psychiatric and substance-use disorders across the lifespan to include children, adolescents, adults, and older adults
- Types of Services: Assessment and diagnosis of individuals with acute and chronic psychiatric and substance use disorders
- Possible Preceptor Choices: PMHNP or board-certified psychiatrist
- Possible Site Choices: Psychiatric private practice; community psychiatric and/or counseling center; crisis centers; drug/alcohol rehabilitation center; college counseling center; behavioral health employee assistance program (EAP) sites; assisted living/Alzheimer’s facility; psychiatric inpatient hospital or specialty psychiatric/substance use care facility; jails/prison under behavioral health treatment providers; or any other site where psychiatric assessment, diagnosing, treatment planning, and treatment intervention takes place (to be determined on an individual basis)*
- Nonacceptable Sites: Any form of community and/or home visits
- Nonacceptable Preceptors: FNP, AGACNP, AGPCNP, PMHCNS, or any other NP other than a board-certified psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner; no PAs; no psychotherapists, psychologist, or MSWs
- Requirements: 160 hours; minimum 80 patient log encounters
Note: Must be in practicum setting minimum of 8 weeks. For this course, a minimum of 80 hours and a minimum 40 encounters for adult/older adults, as well as a minimum of 80 hours and a minimum 40 encounters for children/adolescents, to equal total 160 hours and 80 encounters/quarter (no exceptions) is required.
*Students must be able to see patients across the lifespan to include children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. If the primary preceptor only sees adult clients, a secondary preceptor will be needed in order to complete the requirements for children and adolescent experiences. Sometimes this can be another provider in the same office as the primary preceptor. Or multiple sites may be required to see the types of patients and services required for this course. Students would need each preceptor and/or field site approved applications.