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Nurse Practitioners would you like to expand your clinical knowledge of Mental Health?

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 11:47 AM

To Nurse Practitioners working in the Health Safety Net: 


Would you like to expand your clinical knowledge of Mental Health


The Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) has established a special scholarship to underwrite the full costs of tuition and required fees for health safety net Nurse Practitioners (NP) who return to school to obtain a post master’s certificate as Psych-Mental Health NPs (PMHNPs).


This is a wonderful opportunity for nurse practitioners to gain valuable training in behavioral health and help address a huge unmet need in Virginia. There are only 106 licensed PMHNPs currently practicing in Virginia. The demand for more is high as there is a growing realization about the important link between physical and mental health.


Once accepted into a certified Psych-Mental Health post-masters certificate program, a Nurse Practitioner who works in or volunteers in Virginia’s health care safety net may apply to VHCF for a scholarship that will pay full tuition and all required fees (worth $13,000 - $22,000).  



Click here  to learn about the Shenandoah University School of Nursing PMH program: 21 credits; online with two 3-day weekends on-site.


Click hereto learn about the University of Virginia School of Nursing PMH program: 18-31 credits; on-site 1-2 days/week with live broadcast for 10 distance learning students.


Click here  to learn about the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing PMH program: 20-29 credits; onsite. 


A FAQ sheet is attached.    


For further questions, please email [email protected]  or call 804-828-5804 or 434-361-0331.

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