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Access to Interprofessional Mental Health Education (AIME)

The mission of the Access to Interprofessional Mental Health Education (AIME) program at Robert Morris University is to expand the number of psychiatric mental health care providers and educate future Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners to provide evidence-based holistic care as part of an interprofessional team to individuals of all ages experiencing mental health problems.

Kirstyn M. Kameg, DNP, PMHNP-BC
University Professor of Nursing, | AIME Project Director | PMHNP Program Coordinator

The PMHNP program at RMU prepares graduates to manage care of patients of all ages experiencing mental health problems.

Mental health problems are among the leading causes of disability in the United States. Additionally, untreated mental illness has grievous consequences on physical health. Never has it been more critical to understand the relationship between mental health and chronic disease. Mental illnesses impact an individual’s ability to participate in health-promoting behaviors resulting in problems with physical health and the development of chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. PMHNPs work as part of interprofessional teams to help patients manage chronic illnesses and psychiatric disorders.

The AIME project utilizes distance technology via video teleconferencing as a means to provide synchronous education to individuals across the country targeting those who live in rural and/or underserved areas. There are a number of program tracks available based on previous experience and academic preparation.

Robert Morris University School of Nursing & Health Sciences received a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Advanced Nursing Education (ANE) grant to fund the Access to Interprofessional Mental Health Education (AIME) project. The opinions expressed on this website are not necessarily those of HRSA.