Nurse practitioner trainees are those completing their second year in the master’s degree program for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree.
Hours completed in this training satisfy the preceptor and hourly requirements for NRSE 5411 and NRSE 6950.
Across both semesters, these trainees gain a high-quality, closely supervised experience in an integrated clinical setting. Trainees will work in fully integrated healthcare teams across the spectrum of primary care including family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics/gynecology. They gain clinical experiences with a wide range of presenting problems both in the context of warm handoffs and routine referral. They learn key skills around focused intervention, a population health approach, and serving as a consultant to an interprofessional team. In the first semester, these experiences and skills are focused on learning key recommendations and protocols around behavior change technology (i.e., crisis management, motivational interviewing, assessing functional impairment, behavioral activation, values exploration, perspective-shifting). In the second semester, these experiences include the opportunity to consult regarding psychiatric medication recommendations.
PMHNPs are a new group to engage in integrated care and the opportunities to have a career in this creative career field are beginning to grow! We invite you to gain specialized training in integrated care discover this area that is exploding with potential. Come and grow your resume so you can move toward the career you want!
For the academic years 2021-2025, the ETSU Institute for Integrated Behavioral Health has funding from the HRSA Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training program to fund trainees with a stipend of $10,000 plus funds for travel (both local and for national conference attendance).
To learn more, please contact the Director, Dr. Jodi Polaha at email@example.com.