Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Jobs in Connecticut - CT
Registered nurses in Connecticut who have already completed undergraduate nursing school will want to follow the steps below to become psychiatric nurse practitioners:
- Complete undergraduate nursing school studies. Earn a bachelor degree and a RN license in Connecticut.
- Enroll in graduate nursing school, with the aim of getting a master’s or doctoral degree. You should choose a college that offers a concentration in adult psychiatric nurse practitioner studies, family psychiatric nurse practitioner studies, or child and adolescent nurse practitioner studies.
- Complete clinical requirements of your educational program. This usually involves working a set amount of hours in a psychiatric capacity under supervision, in a general medical or psychiatric institution.
- Take and pass the certification test given by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). In Connecticut, these tests are given at Prometric Test Centers in Hamden, Glastonbury, and Norwalk.
- Fill out the Connecticut application for an advanced practice license. Include all necessary documentation and mail to: Connecticut Department of Public Health, APRN Licensure, 410 Capitol Ave., MS # 12 APP, P.O. Box 340308, Hartford, CT 06134. Note that some documents, such as college transcripts and certification scores, must come directly from the original source.