University of Utah

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

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The Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program provides an academic base of neuro-biological science and psychosocial theory, while emphasizing respect for person, family, community and culture. Students receive intensive clinical supervision and mentored experience while learning and integrating interpersonal skills that are foundational to psychotherapy practice with individuals, groups and families across the lifespan. Psychiatric assessment, mental health diagnoses, comprehensive treatment planning and prescriptive practice are important components of the clinical program. Graduates have the knowledge and skills essential for promoting, supporting and facilitating, optimal mental health through compassionate client-centered care. Students are well prepared for National Board Certification and State Licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN).

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

For Questions related to WRGP resident tuition rates and process:

Deidre Schoenfeld, Student Funding Project Administrator or (801) 585-1671

For Questions related to Academic Program (application and program info):

Arminka Zeljikovic, Graduate Academic Advisor or (801) 581-8198

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