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Expansion of Psychiatric Mental Health NP Program


State Department and Agencies

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Impacted

Registered Nurses; Nurse Practitioners

Workforce Development Focus

Improving the quality of healthcare workforce

Workforce Issue Addressed

Providing educational opportunities for healthcare professionals to become more specialized in their occupation; Training current healthcare professionals in new techniques or practices


MSU's School of Nursing recently received a grant from MDHHS to increase the number of psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners in the state of Michigan. The grant will provide stipends of up to $30,000 to RNs or APRNs to advance their degree and specialize in psychiatric mental health, with an agreement that program participants must practice in underrepresented poulations. The goal of the program is to increase the number of mental health providers that treat medically underserved populations.

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