Creating a Culture of Impact
A Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) is an advanced practice nurse that seeks to improve mental health care and the overall health status of communities. With a focus on lifetime care for individuals, PMHNPs are committed to promoting mental health through assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of behavioral problems, mental disorders, and comorbid conditions.
- Complete your coursework online.
- Attend full- or part-time. FNU offers every course every term.
- After earning your MSN, you can continue on to complete a DNP at FNU.
- Enjoy two brief on-campus immersion experiences.
- Complete your clinical practicum in your home community.
- 675 clinical hours for the MSN plus an additional 360 hours for the DNP.
Alumni Spotlight: Kaitlyn Rychlowski’s passion for mental health expands access to care in Wisconsin
Frontier Nursing University (FNU) alumni Kaitlyn Rychlowski, MSN, PMHNP-BC, PMH-C, is working to develop and provide psychiatric care for underserved populations in rural Wisconsin. A resident of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Rychlowski graduated from FNU earlier this year (Class 191), earning her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP).
Frontier Nursing University (FNU) Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student Keife Earley, MSN, PMHNP, is co-owner of Earley HealthCare, a concierge medical treatment clinic in Monroe, La., that serves those who are reluctant to receive services in a hospital or traditional setting. Additionally, the clinic expands its reach in the community by offering house calls to those who are not comfortable leaving home.
Student Spotlight: April Haneline, taking strides to make a difference for underserved in home community
April Haneline, Frontier Nursing University (FNU) Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) student, has worked in nearly every setting as a nurse. Two years ago, she decided to advance her career by pursuing her Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) in FNU’s Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program. Shortly after starting at FNU, Haneline moved back home to rural Murray, Ky., and decided to switch programs after recognizing the lack of mental health providers, especially for queer people in Western Kentucky.