Expansion of Psychiatric Mental Health NP Program
State Department and Agencies
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.