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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

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Why DNP/PMHNP is right for you!

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP) are well-known for being passionate, patient-centered, holistic, and collaborative. At WesternU, our vision embodies the characteristics of a PMHNP: courageous, innovative, and a collaborative mindset. WesternU has a long humanistic tradition of treating patients as people first, treating students as colleagues, and fostering camaraderie among students.

As a graduate of the Doctor of Nursing Practice/PMHNP program, you will be an advanced practice registered nurse who can assess, diagnose and treat the mental health needs of patients. You will provide therapy and prescribe medications for patients who have mental health disorders or substance abuse problems. WesternU prides itself on preparing nurse practitioners to work with rural, underserved, and vulnerable populations. You will provide compassionate care to individuals, families, groups, and communities. You will form strong therapeutic relationships with individuals, become familiar with their stories and challenges and change lives for the better.

To Teach, To Heal, Together.

Points of Excellence College of Graduate Nursing

• Nationally-ranked by U.S. News and World Report
• Culture of Humanism and Health Equity
• First online MSN-FNP program in the nation (1997)
• First entry level Masters of Nursing in California (2004)
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RESPECTED FACULTY
Our students are taught by distinguished faculty who have received state and national recognition for their leadership and professional accomplishments.

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FLEXIBLE GRADUATE PROGRAMS
We offer flexible programs that allow you to balance work and family commitments while earning your nursing degree, including part-time options.

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INCLUSIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE
WesternU has a long humanistic tradition of treating patients as people first, treating students as colleagues, and fostering camaraderie among students.

CGN’s Philosophy for Nursing Leadership and Lifelong Learning.


We envision healthy people and a healthy society where CGN is an innovative catalyst, educating highly-valued nursing professionals who are recognized as forward thinkers, system partners, advocates, and LEADERS FOR LIFE.

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About WesternU

Western University of Health Sciences is a private, non-profit graduate university for the health professions, dedicated to preparing tomorrow’s health practitioners to flourish as skilled, compassionate healers. Two campuses serve students: Pomona, California and Lebanon, Oregon. WesternU students learn within a thriving center for medical, health care, and veterinary education, as well as research and community outreach. Graduates are poised to move into the future to successfully meet the diverse health-related needs of a growing population.

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