Detailing your experience in psychiatric nursing in virginia and


Detailing your experience in psychiatric nursing in Virginia and explaining why you want to become a psychiatric nurse practitioner. 

  • How have your life and professional experiences prepared you for the  PMHNP program? 
  • How can the  PMHNP program prepare you to deliver mental health care to the community in which you live?  
  • Please describe the type of clinical practice you will pursue upon graduation from the  PMHNP program (e.g. outpatient psychiatric practice, inpatient psychiatric practice, substance abuse treatment, etc).
  • How can your future clinical practice as a PMHNP affect the quality and cost of care for patients and their families? 
  • Describe your interest in the specific program concentration to which you are applying.  How do you see the Master’s program helping you meet your career goals?
  • How have your past experiences and life challenges, both personal and professional, prepared you for success in this program and future advanced practice nursing role?  Give a specific example.
  • Describe an interaction in a team setting in which there were differences of opinion about the appropriate course of action.  How did you handle this?  What was the outcome?  What did you learn?
  • Entering an academic program often impacts your work-life balance.  Describe the time management strategies that will enable you to successfully meet your goals.