Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, DNP

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PMHNP -The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner specialty track prepares the student to provide behavioral health care across the lifespan. Our innovative program ensures that you have a strong foundation in evidence-based practice while providing you with the skills to diagnose and treat both behavioral health and substance use disorders. PMHNP students learn to skillfully prescribe psychotropic medication and provide psychotherapy for patients with behavioral health diagnoses. You will engage in an interprofessional learning environment that enables you learn about telemedicine, primary care, substance use disorders and neuropsychiatric disorders. Upon completion, our graduates are eligible to sit for certification for the American Nurse Credentialing Center. Our board certification scores consistently exceed national benchmarks and our graduates are highly regarded for employment opportunities in inpatient and outpatient care settings, specialty settings and the school environment. View the 3 Year Plan of Study and the 4 Year Plan of Study.

View the plans of study for our current students.

Meet Your Lead Faculty, Dr. Joy Lauerer

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Joy Lauerer, DNP, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Lead Faculty

lauerer@musc.edu
Telephone: 843-792-7646