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  • PMHNP Practicum/Preceptorship

    PMHNP Practicum/Preceptorship

    The focus of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practicum/Preceptorship is to provide clinical hours and training for students pursuing a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) certification in a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or Masters in Nursing (MSN) degree program. The focus of this clinical rotation is to develop proficiency in the PMHNP role in an outpatient setting. Students learn mental health care concepts and how to assess and diagnose psychiatric disorders while also providing age-appropriate holistic treatment and lifestyle management including pharmacologic interventions, TMS, integrative and functional therapies, and individual, group, and family psychotherapies that promote mental health and reduce disability.

    Program Benefits

    Students will work directly with an experienced PMHNP-BC preceptor while also having the opportunity to learn from other care team members including Clinical Psychologists, LMFTs, LCSWs, Counselors, Registered Dietitians, and other trainees in the clinic. As an outpatient clinic, our primary focus is providing an array of services aimed at assessing and treating both mental and physical health issues across the lifespan. We are skilled at triaging client needs, selecting effective treatments, and collaborating with community resources and higher levels of care.

    Why Mind Body Co-op?

    Mind Body Co-op is a multi-disciplinary mental health clinic serving the unique mental health needs of children, adults, families, couples, and groups. We are a trauma-informed and LGBTQ+ allied practice and treat any and all individuals in need of mental health care. Beyond individual therapy, we offer couples counseling, parent-child therapy, advanced psychological testing, EMDR, nutrition and eating disorder services, TMS, Perinatal and menopausal care, and medication therapy, including hormone replacement therapy and gender-affirming hormone therapy. PMHNP practicum students will join with other practicum students as part of the existing Mind Body Co-op training program in group supervision and other training experiences including medical rounds and clinic-wide case consultation. Students will also have the opportunity to develop a patient panel in the clinic.

    Application Process & Details

    To apply and complete the practicum at Mind Body Co-op, your program must be accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Applicants who are invited to interview may be asked to provide writing samples and a letter of recommendation from a past clinical supervisor. If selected, our Medical Director or PMHNP clinical preceptor will contact you to schedule an interview.

    We require a commitment for a minimum of 2 semesters in order to provide the highest quality of training and facilitate continuity of care for our patients. We provide some flexibility with training hours and both in-person and telehealth sessions but require a
    minimum of 2 days/week and attending weekly medical rounds on Thursdays from 9:00 am-10:30 am and our Mandatory Staff Meeting on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm

    To apply for a practicum placement, please fill out this form with your resume/CV attached.


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