M.S. in Nursing, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Track

Fairfield University's Master of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Track prepares students to assess, diagnose, and provide primary mental health care. Students will learn to evaluate outcomes for people of all ages from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic groups suffering from a variety of mental illnesses, including mood, substance abuse, anxiety, trauma, eating, and thought disorders. Individual, group, and family therapy, as well as medication management, are also important components of the curriculum. Graduates of the program go on to work in a wide array of specialties, including private practice, home care, emergency rooms, integrated behavioral clinics, community mental health centers, and even psychopharmacology.

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