According to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), "FPMHNP practice includes independent and interdependent decision making, and is directly accountable for clinical judgments.
MSU also offers an individualized post-master's certificate option for nurses who already hold a Master of Nursing degree and desire to practice as a FPMHNP. To maximize access to advanced nursing education, MSU's Graduate Nursing courses are offered via distance technology with teleconference and interactive video used to supplement content.
While the FPMHNP is not the answer to Montana's mental health care crisis, it is part of the solution.
Montana State University College of Nursing has been awarded a three-year $814,021 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to offer a program preparing nurses as psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioners (FPMHNP).
Nurses interested in learning more about the FPMHNP option are encouraged to visit the College of Nursing website: http://www.montana.edu/nursing/academic/mn.htm or contact Ms.
Patti Holkup, PhD, RN, FPMHNP Project Director and Kate Siegrist, MSN, CNM, FPMHNP Recruiter