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Partnership with MSOE creates Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program

03/25/20 09:58:am

ERnurse.jpgA nation-wide shortage of mental health professionals means that less than half of those with mental health and addiction challenges end up receiving the help they need. To help fill this gap, Rogers is partnering with the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) School of Nursing to develop a Master of Science in Nursing psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program.

“It’s gratifying to be part of this innovative new program that increases the pipeline of psychiatric nurse practitioners, who have a growing role of importance in care delivery. Most importantly, this program will ultimately help thousands of additional people get access to life-saving treatment,” shares Paul Mueller, CEO, Rogers Behavioral Health Hospital Division.

The new program, which is a specialization within MSOE’s Master of Science in Nursing degree, is set to begin this upcoming fall. Full-time students (two days per week) can complete the degree in two years. MSOE is also offering a Post-Master’s PMHNP certificate for those who already hold an MSN.

As part of the partnership, we will develop and teach the psychiatric advanced practice nursing part of the curriculum and offer clinical rotations at Rogers locations for nurse practitioner students.

Additionally, five Rogers nurses will be granted scholarships to earn their nurse practitioner degree in the PMHNP program at MSOE. Eligible nurses must live in Wisconsin and have a completed BSN by August 2020. Those interest in applying can email ClinicalNurseEducation@Rogersbh.org.

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