Program Description

The psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program prepares advanced practice nurses for leadership and direct care roles in the planning and delivery of preventive, brief and long-term psychiatric/mental health care. Students gain advanced knowledge and skills basic to the psychiatric nurse practitioner's (PMHNP) ability to: assess, diagnose and plan treatment for psychiatric disorders and co-morbid conditions; provide treatment that includes prescribing and monitoring psychotropic medications; implement psychotherapy and health promotion/illness prevention interventions with individuals and groups; and evaluate treatment outcomes

Program Contact

Nursing Department
3435 Main Street, Beck Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: 716-829-2537
Fax: 716-829-2067

  • Hybrid (some of the degree requirements can be fulfilled online)

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.