Doctor of Nursing Practice – Psychiatric/Mental Health
- Fall November 15
- Spokane: Yes
- Tri-Cities: Yes
- Vancouver: Yes
- 550 TOEFL Minimum score
- 80 TOEFLI Minimum score
- 7 IELTS Minimum score
The Doctor of Nursing Practice Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (DNP PMHNP) is a practice-focused degree that is designed to educate advanced practice nurses to provide direct care to individual patients; manage care for individuals, families, groups and populations; serve as administrators in health care organizations; engage as faculty in nursing programs; develop and implement health policy; and translate research into expert practice.
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Student Learning Outcomes:
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Presently in the graduate nursing programs, 15-20 teaching assistantships per semester are available. HRSA scholarships to qualified disadvantaged full-time students, HRSA Advanced Nursing Education Traineeships, HRSA Nurse Faculty Loan Funds and College of Nursing scholarships are available for application.
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNPs) offer primary mental health care services to individuals of all ages and families. PMHNPs assess, diagnose, and treat individuals and families with psychiatric disorders or those with the potential for such disorders using a full scope of therapeutic skills, including the prescription of medication and administration of psychotherapy. PMHNPs can practice in private or corporate offices and hospitals as well as consult with groups, communities, legislators, and businesses.
Dotson, Joann, Ph.D.
Eddy, Linda Lee, Ph.D.
Eide, Phyllis, Ph.D.
Rural health, global climate change, and public health
Fincham, Sarah J, D.N.P.
HPV Vaccine education and uptake
DNP student education
DNP project development
Patient-provider communication-exploring what is most effective
The role and contributions of the nurse practitioner in health care
STD prevention and treatment
Fritz, Shelly, Ph.D.
Graves, Janessa, Ph.D.
Pediatric injury research, health services research, head injuries in children & adolescents, occupational injuries among working adolescents, impacts of work on young people, global health.
Haberman, Melvin R, Ph.D.
Oncology, cancer survivorship, health-related quality of life, demands of illness, alternative therapies for cancer, mixed methods research designs.
Hoeksel, Renee Celeste, Ph.D.
Hunter, Anita, Ph,D.
Global health, child and adolescent health, curriculum development, organizational systems, and leadership, resilience, global health and environment
Kaplan, Louise, Ph.D.
ARNP prescribing of controlled substances
DNP program evaluation
Landscape assessment of readiness for implementation of the family nurse practitioner role in Swaziland
Katz, Janet Ruth, Ph.D.
Klein, Tracy Ann, Ph.D.
Interface between public policy and prescribing patterns as they relate to practitioner, patient, and institutional factors”
Mason, Anne Michele, D.N.P.
Nguyen-Truong, Connie, Ph.D.
Cervical cancer screening health disparity
Oneal, Gail Ann, Ph.D.
Health literacy, risk communication and health information use, risk messages, environmental and occupational health, population health, underserved and rural populations
Postma, Julie Marie, Ph.D.
Environmental health promotion, socio-cultural aspects of environmental health, environmental justice, social determinants of health
Purath, Janet, Ph.D.
Severtsen, Billie M, Ph.D.
Ethical decision making in health care, life narratives of illness and quality of life, Heideggerian Hermaneutic Phenomenology, and health care policy
Shishani, Kawkab, Ph.D.
Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Smart, Denise, D.P.H.
Work place safety, military health, women’s health and health and safety for disaster response workers.
Stover, Pamela, DNP
Geriatric mental health; vulnerable populations and mental health; therapeutic communication; dementia care; integrated mental health care
VanSon, Catherine, Ph.D.
Gerontology, managing chronic conditions, qualitative methods, late-in-life migration, health literacy, gero-education