Prospective Students

Want to be a psychiatric nurse practitioner without moving or traveling to a traditional campus? With a computer and a broadband internet connection, you can train from home!

The PIPN grant at the College of Nursing is focused on training nurses to be psychiatric nurse practitioners and to address the shortage of psychiatric mental health professionals in Nebraska, especially in rural and medically underserved areas of the state.

With the grant, the program provides the enhanced technology needed to reach students outside of the five UNMC College of Nursing campuses. All the Psychiatric Mental Health specialty courses are delivered using the web video conferencing software Adobe Connect. With this, students can meet live with faculty and other classmates in a virtual room.

See a video demonstration of the web video conferencing software each student in the program would use from their home or office.

Adobe Connect demonstration

Students interested in a psychiatric nurse practitioner’s license can receive a master’s of science in nursing in two years of full-time study or a post master’s certificate in one year of full-time study, both specializing in psychiatric mental health.

PMHN Specialty Course Descriptions

Other information you will need to know

Admissions information for MSN program

Admissions information for PMC program

Financial information for prospective students

Information sessions with the Recruitment Coordinator are held routinely to answer questions regarding the graduate programs and admissions. These sessions can be attended in person at the Omaha campus or by phone.

Contact us for more information:

Rolee Kelly
Student Services Coordinator

Beth Syphers
PIPN Project Coordinator
800-626-8431, ext. 93858