Master of Science

 


Dr. SprungPsychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Distance Education with On-Site Requirements


Program Overview

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program prepares nurses as expert providers of health care to patients with psychiatric or psychosocial issues across health care settings. The primary focus of the program is to prepare the graduate to promote, maintain, supervise and restore mental health, identify health risks, and assess, diagnose, and manage mental health issues. The ability to function as an educator, leader, consultant, advocate, and change agent is an essential to the development of clinical expertise in this role.

Graduate Program Outcomes

  • Integrate scientific findings from nursing and related sciences to improve nursing care across diverse settings. (Essential I)
  • Demonstrate leadership by collaborating and consulting with key stakeholders in the design, coordination and evaluation of patient care outcomes. (Essential II)
  • Apply quality and safety principles within an organization to be an effective leader and change agent. (Essential III)
  • Integrate theory, evidence, clinical judgment, research and interprofessional perspectives to improve practice and health outcomes for patient aggregates. (Essential IV)
  • Ethically utilize data, information and appropriate technology to evaluate and achieve optimal health outcomes. (Essential V)
  • Demonstrate political efficacy and competence to improve the quality of healthcare delivery and health outcomes of populations. (Essential VI)
  • Integrate the concepts of interprofessional communication, collaboration and consultation to effectively manage and coordinate care across systems. (Essential VII)
  • Synthesize ecological, global and social determinants of health to design and deliver culturally relevant clinical prevention interventions and strategies. (Essential VIII)
  • Demonstrate behaviors of professional engagement and lifelong learning. (Essential IX)

  • Admission Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing (non-nursing bachelor degrees, see Clinical Practice Portfolio below)*
  • Minimum of one year's recent relevant experience (preferred)
  • Unofficial transcripts from all college/universities attended
  • Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
  • Current professional Registered Nurse license
  • Three online letters of recommendation
  • Three credit undergraduate course in Health Assessment
  • Three credit undergraduate course in Statistics
  • Meet all Professional Standards for Admission and Retention


  • * Clinical Practice Portfolio - Applicants to a master's program with a non-nursing bachelor's degree are required to submit a clinical practice portfolio to be evaluated for baccalaureate-level nursing competencies once they have been admitted to a program. A non-refundable fee of $300 is required for the portfolio evaluation. If the portfolio does not meet academic standards, the student cannot be matriculated. 
    The Clinical Practice Portfolio is only required for those applicants with a non-nursing bachelor's degree who have been offered conditional acceptance.


    Additional Requirements Upon Admission

  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume
  • All newly admitted students will receive an email from the SON Required Documentation email address, shown below, with detailed instruction to utilize the required CastleBranch web-based software system. This system requires a one time fee and is where students will upload and manage required documents."son_required_documentation@stonybrook.edu"
  • Technical Requirements
  • Transcripts from foreign institutions must be evaluated for transfer equivalency credits by an accredited evaluation service, such as the World Education Services (WES) http://www.wes.org

    Graduates from this program will be eligible for certification and registration as a nurse practitioner by New York State Education Department and are also eligible for National Certification as ​a ​Psychiatric/Mental Health​ ​NP​ (across the lifespan)​.

    The Stony Brook University School of Nursing reserves the right to change admission and program criteria to meet prevailing accreditation, regulatory and registration requirements. 

    Meeting clinical course requirements is dependent upon the availability of appropriate clinical sites and preceptors in a student’s region. The Stony Brook University School of Nursing cannot guarantee the availability of clinical sites and preceptors or the results of clinical contract/affiliation negotiations.

    Graduation Requirements   Credits

    Core
    HNH 503 Organizational Leadership and Role Transformation 3
    HNH 504 Quality Improvement, Safety, and Health Care Technologies 3
    HNH 505 Health Care Policy and Advocacy 2

    Research
    HNG 541 Statistical Methods & Scholarly Inquiry 3
    HNG 543 Applications in Clinical Nursing Research 3

    Pharmacology
    HNG 540 Clinical Pharmacology 3
    HNG 551 Psychopharmacology 2

    Health Assessment
    HNG 515 Advanced Health Assessment 3

    Pathophysiology
    HNG 588 Clinical Pathobiology 3

    Clinical Courses
    HNG 517 Advanced Theory & Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing I 4
    HNG 527 Advanced Theory & Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing II 4
    HNG 537 Advanced Theory & Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing III 5
    HNG 547 Advanced Theory & Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing IV 5

    Electives

      2

    Total Credits

      45



    Students are prepared to sit for the following national certification exam:

    Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (across the lifespan)
    (ANCC: http://www.nursecredentialing.org/)


    For more information, please email:

    pmhnp_nursing@stonybrook.edu