PMHNP track information
Upon completion and graduation from the program, PMHNP students should meet the following core competencies in addition to the population-specific competencies. Students are evaluated throughout the program by preceptors and clinical faculty to measure a student's progress toward beginning competent practice.
The PMHNP focuses on individuals across the lifespan (infancy through old age), families, and populations across the lifespan at risk for developing and/or having a diagnosis of psychiatric disorders or mental health problems. The PHMNP provides primary mental health care to patients seeking mental health services in a wide range of settings. Primary mental health care provided by the PMHNP involves relationship-based, continuous, and comprehensive services necessary for the promotion of optimal mental health, prevention, and treatment of psychiatric disorders and health maintenance. This includes assessment, diagnosis, and management of mental health and psychiatric disorders across the lifespan.