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Psychiatric Mental Health NP

The Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (NP) program is geared towards providing classroom and clinical experience needed to address the mental health needs of patients across the lifespan. Faculty at the Graduate School of Nursing at UMASS Medical School bring cutting-edge knowledge in the treatment of mental health conditions to the classroom. The Graduate School of Nursing prides itself on its ongoing scholarship in the field of teaching and academics and providing the students with current technologically advanced and innovative interprofessional learning environments.

Our students will be prepared to diagnose and treat acute or chronic mental health conditions, provide psychotherapy to those coping with psychosocial stressors and/or those with addiction issues. Graduates of the program will have additional knowledge and competency in assessing and diagnosing psychiatric conditions, as well as in providing psychotherapy and prescribing medications for patients of all age groups.

Our graduates are eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner board certification examination. Upon graduation and certification, our GSN Psychiatric Mental Health NPs will find themselves in high demand with their new expertise. Psychiatric Mental Health NP graduates, certified across the lifespan, will provide services in a variety of settings including outpatient and inpatient settings, step-down or residential programs as well as private outpatient practices.