RMU is preparing the next generation of psychiatric care providers and we need your help.
Thanks to a $923,000 federal grant, Robert Morris University has expanded its DNP program to educate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners to care for patients of all ages. We aim to ease the shortage of psychiatric care, especially for people who suffer from multiple chronic illnesses. But before our students can sit for their national certification examination, they must have earned clinical experience under the supervision of a preceptor – a practicing psychiatrist, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, or a physician assistant working in psychiatry.
On behalf of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at Robert Morris University, I would like to sincerely thank you for your willingness to precept for our nurse practitioner students. Since 2007, when we became the first State Board of Nursing approved BSN-DNP nurse practitioner program in Pennsylvania and one of the first in the country, we have grown in both NP student numbers and in national reputation. We owe much of our success to the excellence and commitment of our clinical preceptors, and we sincerely thank you for your ongoing support of our program goals.
On this website you can find documents that describe the role of the preceptor and an evaluation form for you to complete at the end of the student’s clinical experience. It is anticipated that the precepted experience will provide students with the opportunity to utilize evidence-based practice findings to plan, implement, and evaluate therapeutic regimens of individuals experiencing acute and chronic psychiatric disorders.
Students enrolled in clinical courses have obtained mandated State and Federal Clearances and have completed required CPR and immunizations, all of which are on file in the Department of Nursing at Robert Morris University. We are extremely grateful for the commitment of your time and expertise that will help us to achieve our goals for advanced practice NP education. I look forward to our collaboration this semester and in the future.
Kirstyn M. Kameg, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Professor of Nursing, | AIME Project Director | PMHNP Program Coordinator
Benefits of Being a Preceptor:
- Working with experienced nurse practitioners ready to assist in all aspects of patient care.
- An annual preceptor conference that provides free pharmacology continuing education credits.
- The ability to earn free credits toward a RMU graduate degree.
- The satisfaction of having provided an invaluable service to your profession and to the patients in desperate need of quality mental health care.