Fairfield University

School of Nursing

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner


1073 North Benson Road

Fairfield, CT 06824

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Fairfield University's Master of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Track prepares advanced practice nurses to provide care to adults in inpatient, community-based, and private practice seetings. You'll learn to assess, diagnose, treat, and evalute outcomes for individuals suffering from a variety of mental illnesses including mood, substance abuse, anxiety, eating, and thought disorders. Psychotherapy and medication management are important components of the curriculum. Clients range in age from adolescents to older adults and are from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic groups. Clinical practice sites span the state and provide experiences in hospitals, clinics, private practices, correctional facilities, and schools. Alumni of our program work in: Private practice Home care Inpatient medical settings Inpatient psychiatric settings Juvenile and criminal justice settings Partial hospitals Emergency rooms Community mental health centers Residential and skilled nursing care facilities Managed care Specialty practices They provide mental health care for all adult populations, including: Geriatric Oncology Trauma Palliative care Forensics Integrated women's health and primary care Veterans Chemically dependent Medically ill Graduates of this program are eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center certification exam to become licensed in any state as a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.


New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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