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Leslie Capo

Office: 504-568-4806

Cell: 504-452-9166

LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing is now accepting applications for Fall 2017 enrollment in its Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program. Students will graduate with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. The application deadline is July 24, 2017.

The post-baccalaureate program of study consisting of 94 credit hours will prepare graduates to attain certification as psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners. Students are prepared for evidence-based psychiatric mental health nursing practice with culturally diverse populations across the lifespan in a variety of mental health care settings.

Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners can assess, diagnose and treat individuals with psychiatric disorders. Areas of sub-specialty include child and adolescent mental health nursing, gerontological-psychiatric nursing, forensics, and substance use disorders among others.

LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing is the only nursing school in Louisiana within an academic health sciences center and the only National League for Nursing designated Nursing Center of Excellence for Nursing Education in the state.

More information about the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program and the application process, is available here.

For questions about the program, please contact the Director of the Office of Student Affairs:

Tracie Gravolet -- 504-568-4114 (office) --