University of Nebraska Medical Center

Psychiatric Mental Health NP

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) is focused to serve a population of individuals across the life span, from children to the elderly. The individuals served present with a wide range of mental health diagnoses; some examples are depression, anxiety, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, mood disorders, schizophrenia, dementia, substance use and addictive disorders, personality disorders and adjustment disorders. The acuity of the individuals served may be acute or chronic, ranging from mild to severe and persistent impairment. The scope of practice includes health promotion and prevention, physical and mental health assessment, diagnosis of mental health conditions, integration and implementation of care, psychopharmacology, counseling, practice evaluation, education, consultation and liaison. The PMHNP embraces interprofessional collaboration using a team approach.

Career opportunities include community mental health clinics, private practice clinics, schools, correctional facilities, veterans’ clinics and acute psychiatric facilities.

Example Three Year Plan of Study

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Overview



Contact Colleen Kocsis, MS
Student Services Coordinator - Graduate Programs
Campus: Omaha, 402-559-4120