Nurse Practitioner Programs
The Monmouth M.S.N. program provides the opportunity to become an advanced practice nurse, a in-demand role in our changing health care environment.
The master’s in nurse practitioner tracks are designed to provide you with a broad knowledge base and a concentration in a selected area of clinical specialization. This includes understanding the impact of economics on social and health policy and an introduction to the interdisciplinary collaborative practice relevant to advanced nursing practice. Three nurse practitioner tracks are offered:
Family Nurse Practitioner
Our program will help you build confidence in the intellectual and clinical proficiency you need for advanced practice nursing. You’ll be mentored to reach your full potential by developing autonomy, leadership, and professionalism.
The Family Nurse Practitioner track focuses on the care of a patient population throughout the lifespan, from newborn to older adult.
Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
There is a growing demand for psychiatric advanced practice nurses in a variety of treatment settings including outpatient clinics, acute inpatient units, partial day programs, prisons, long-term care facilities, and private practices.
Our psychiatric/mental health APN curriculum will prepare you to provide comprehensive mental health assessments, as well as diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders across the lifespan.
Therapeutic treatment modalities include psychiatric medication initiation and management, as well as individual, family, and group psychotherapy.
Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
As the population ages, there is a growing demand for nurse practitioners to treat older adults. Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioners will learn to identify physiological changes and meet the needs of older adults.
If you already have your M.S.N., you may prepare for a more advanced nursing role by earning a Post-Master’s Certificate in three disciplines:
- Family Nurse Practitioner (30 credits)
- Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (33 credits)
- Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (27 credits)
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