Online Faculty (part-time) - Psychiatric Mental Health NP Track, MSN

Location US-Remote-Remote
Job ID
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Employment Type
Temporary Part-Time
FLSA Status
U.S. - Exempt

Opportunity at a Glance

Chamberlain University College of Nursing is seeking Online Faculty (part-time) for our Master of Science in Nursing Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (MSN PMHNP) Program. We build long-term relationships with superior educators who are experts in their field and committed to providing the finest in practitioner-focused education.


We are presently accepting applications to meet future need from qualified candidates with interest in teaching a variety of courses.


Courses of instruction include: 


NR-546: Advanced Pharmacology: Psychopharmacology for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
In this course the student builds upon previous knowledge of pharmacology, providing a foundation of knowledge in neuroscience and the psychopharmacology principles required for the treatment of mental health disorders across the lifespan.


NR-547: Differential Diagnosis in Psychiatric-Mental Health Across the Lifespan Practicum
This course will provide students with the fundamental knowledge needed to formulate a differential diagnosis of individuals within the with psychiatric mental health setting. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders will be introduced, providing the foundation for critical diagnostic skills to cultivate evidence-based behaviors. An emphasis will be placed on processing client information in a logical, progressive manner and formulating differential diagnoses for individuals across the lifespan. The course will include 125 hours of supervised clinical practicum.


NR-548: Psychiatric Assessment for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
This course expands the knowledge and skills of health assessment principles to perform a thorough psychiatric mental health assessment. The Standards of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Practice Advanced Practice Competencies will be introduced. The psychiatric interview will be explored, including interview techniques. Students will develop assessment techniques related to psychiatric history and the review of systems for mental health clients across the lifespan.


NR-605: Diagnosis and Management in Psychiatric-Mental Health across the Lifespan I Practicum
This course will incorporate psychosocial theories and psychotherapy modalities within mental health. Individual and group therapies will be explored as a foundation for non-pharmacological and adjunct treatment of psychiatric mental health disorders across the lifespan. The therapeutic alliance and use of self will be examined. Students will further develop their skills related to health promotion, prevention of illness, diagnosis, and management of acute and chronic mental health problems. Care strategies will include psychotherapy, psychopharmacological prescribing, patient education, follow-up, and referral through a practicum experience in a precepted psychiatric mental health setting.


NR-606: Diagnosis and Management in Psychiatric-Mental Health II Practicum
In this course the student expands knowledge in the care of patients specific to the role of the PMHNP, with a focus on perinatal, child and adolescent populations. Students will further develop their skills related to health promotion, prevention of illness, diagnosis, and management of acute and chronic mental health problems. Care strategies will include
psychopharmacological prescribing, psychotherapy, patient education, follow-up, and referral through a practicum experience in a precepte psychiatric mental health setting.


NR-607: Diagnosis and Management in Psychiatric-Mental Health III Practicum
In this course the student will expand upon previous knowledge to include complex mental health diagnoses and psychiatric emergencies. Students will further develop their skills related to health promotion, prevention of illness, diagnosis, and management of complex psychiatric mental health problems across the lifespan. Care strategies will include psychopharmacological prescribing, psychotherapy, patient education, follow-up, and referral through a practicum experience in a precepted psychiatric mental health care setting.


NR-668: Capstone Practicum & Intensive 
The student will synthesize all elements of clinical management skills and knowledge and continue to analyze, apply, and evaluate diverse aspects of patient assessment and healthcare intervention. This precepted clinical practicum will be with an approved provider in psychiatric mental health setting. Focus topics include clinical management skills, case studies, chart reviews, and practice critique, with a capstone product evidencing increasing complex psychiatric mental health clinical management skills. At the end of this course the student will be prepared for entry into clinical practice providing psychiatric mental healthcare across the lifespan after first passing the national certification for the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.


If you are passionate about nursing and advancing your career through the power of education, we invite you to step forward and apply today!




In this role, you will:

  • Inspire students to complete their programs by providing regular, meaningful feedback about their academic performance, development and participation while encouraging them to engage fully in their education.
  • Engage students in meaningful asynchronous threaded discussions at least 4 days per week, moderating participation, evaluating responses and rationales, and responding to questions or comments.
  • Evaluate academic progress and comprehension of course content through assigning and grading quizzes, exams and writing assignments.
  • Exhibit Chamberlain Care™ by displaying behaviors of care, respect and professionalism, creating a culture that fosters collaboration, cooperation and respect among all.
  • Be readily available to meet the needs of a student body that is diverse in age, culture and academic preparation.
  • Identify and embrace opportunities to enhance student engagement by reaching out to students in need and responding quickly to requests for help.
  • Bring your professional experience to life through professional development, introducing industry perspective into courses and sharing information about nursing trends and opportunities with students.
  • Promote student success by demonstrating flexibility in style, schedule, and exhibiting your passion for teaching by devoting time and energy to improve scholarly excellence and subject matter expertise.
  • Foster a positive learning environment by maintaining accurate records, submitting grades on time, and enforcing academic policies.
  • Use appropriate technological options for online technologies and course-related software, including Websites, e-mail, and online discussions for preparing the course and making it accessible to students.
  • Model effective oral and written communications that engage the students, provide clarity, and improve student learning.
  • Set clear expectations for the course by publishing course terminal objectives, assignment/examinations dates, and weight the distribution of various evaluation categories.
  • Ensure that the content and level of material included on exams correspond to the course terminal objectives. 
  • Be available via email or telephone to provide support to the student. 
  • Introduce problem based learning presentations in which students are introduced to basic health assessment methods and tools.
  • Facilitate discussions by asking questions, asking for rationale, and encouraging students to employ critical thinking skills as they encounter increasingly complex issues.
  • Evaluate student progress in the effective use of critical thinking skills and the application of proficiencies developed in the program through practice exams.
  • Communicate with students at least four times weekly throughout the 8-week course and respond to any student inquiries in a timely manner.
  • We invite you to read our FAQ's about teaching for Chamberlain online for more details



You are encouraged to explore this opportunity if you meet these requirements:

  • MSN and DNP or PhD in nursing degree are required
  • At least 1 year of practice experience directly in psychiatric mental health nursing is required
  • A minimum of 2 years teaching experience is required; preferably at the graduate level
  • Online teaching experience highly preferred
  • Must have active unencumbered RN nursing license; compact licensure is preferred
  • Must have an active unencumbered APRN nursing license (PMHNP specialty)  in one or more of the following states: AL, ID, MI, MA, TN, NE, or NV 
  • PMHNP National Certification required for APRN candidates
  • Credentialed psychiatrists (MD and DO) are eligible to teach Advanced Psychopharmacology
  • Must have subject matter expertise in the course of instruction
  • Faculty must have excellent communication, motivational, and instructional skills in a diverse and non-traditional environment

         Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today!




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