Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing programs prepare registered nurses to promote mental health and provide nursing care to patients with mental, emotional or behavioral disorders, in mental institutions or other settings. Includes instruction in psychopathology, behavioral health, counseling and intervention strategies, psychoeducation, mental health assessment and dual diagnosis, stabilization and management of psychotic illness, psychiatric care and rehabilitation, substance abuse, and crisis intervention.
While Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing offers degrees up to the Doctors degree research scholarship, the majority of students earn a Post masters certificate. Students major in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing all around the US, though the major at the Post masters certificate level sees the most graduates in Missouri. The average starting salary for an undergraduate degree in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing is $57,500.
Duke University is a top option for students who want to study Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing. Students can earn up to a Doctors degree research scholarship at the school. Duke University grants about 2 Post masters certificates to students majoring in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing each year. However, Purdue University-Main Campus and the University of Cincinnati-Main Campus are also options to consider. Take a look at the college options in the table below.