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UC nursing schools collaborate to expand the mental health care workforce

A nurse talks to a student at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis

On July 1, the University of California will welcome a group of students who are among the early participants in a program that’s growing California’s mental health provider workforce.

This special cohort of nurse practitioners (NPs) is expanding their credentials through a systemwide post-master’s, one-year, online/hybrid certificate program for psychiatric care for practicing NPs and other advanced practice registered nurses.

The first-of-its-kind initiative in California, the UC Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) certificate program draws upon the expertise of the four UC nursing schools to expand the mental health provider workforce and increase access to psychiatric and behavioral health care.

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