The new Master of Nursing, Advanced Practice, Mental Health and Addictions (MN-MH&A) was developed in response to the needs of government and health care organizations for advanced nursing expertise and leadership in caring for people living with mental health and addictions challenges. Graduates of this program will have career opportunities in advanced nursing practice, nursing leadership, nursing education and management/administration among others.
The MN-MH&A program combines didactic and clinical learning which enables nurses with experience in mental health and addictions to develop advanced competencies required for the provision of mental health and addictions care in a variety of community and organizational settings. Graduates of the MN-MH&A program will be educated to holistically assess client needs at an advanced level, provide psychotherapies and other treatments and monitor responses to treatment.
The MN AP-MH & A program consists of 30 credits hours (10 courses) that can be taken onsite and/or by distance learning and completed in either two years full-time or three years part-time studies. Two of the courses include clinical practice components in mental health and/or addictions settings.