The Capstone College of Nursing offers a dual advanced practice nursing concentration in mental health and primary care.
Students completing the dual Nurse Practitioner concentration will be eligible to sit for the psychiatric mental health and family nurse practitioner national certification examinations.
The NP concentration is designed to:
•Provide practicing nurses with the opportunity to earn an advanced degree without interrupting their careers by offering the NP concentration in a convenient blended format that combines online courses with face-to-face clinical experiences.
•Enhance access to primary and mental health care for families living in rural areas by increasing the number of psychiatric mental health and primary care nurse practitioners in rural areas of Alabama.
•Increase health promotion and improve disease prevention for patients living in rural areas.
•Reduce the state’s health disparities in rural areas.