The COVID-19 pandemic has helped us realize that mental health is important and could personally affect you or your loved ones. Nearly one in five U.S. adults live with some level of mental illness, from mild conditions to severe disorders. While mental illness can be a personal struggle, it is also a public health issue. We need to view mental health conditions like we view other chronic medical conditions.
Mental illness is something that can be treated and doesn’t need to carry a negative stigma. To make a positive difference in mental health treatment and awareness, we need dedicated and passionate healthcare workers to make a difference.
Nurses Can Make a Difference
When we think of mental health treatment, we may think of psychiatrists and psychologists. While these professionals are critical in the field, nurses are also important and make a big difference.
If you are passionate about mental health and thinking about a healthcare career, you may consider becoming a nurse at Herzing University in downtown Kenosha, Wisconsin. Herzing offers a variety of degree pathways for individuals who are ready to start a nursing career and even for nurses who want to expand their education.
If you’re thinking about switching careers and want to get into the healthcare industry quickly, you may consider exploring Herzing’s Diploma in Practical Nursing. This diploma can be completed in as few as 12 months, paving a fast path with hands-on education that prepares you to become an LPN and get your first job as a nurse.
You might also consider earning your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree to become a registered nurse. There is no wait list for Herzing’s BSN degree, allowing students direct entry into the program. The BSN program can be completed in three years or less and you can earn dual credit that you can apply directly to a Master of Science in Nursing Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (MSN-PMHNP) degree.
Herzing also offers an Accelerated BSN (ABSN) program for students who already hold a non-nursing bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university. Depending on the credits you’re able to transfer from your prior degree, you can potentially complete the ABSN program option in as few as 20 months.
No matter where you are in your career, a Herzing University advisor will work with you to identify the best and fastest educational pathway for you!
Mental Health Nurses
Psychiatric mental health nurses serve on the frontlines of healthcare and improve or support the mental and physical well-being of people with mental health conditions.
Rogers Behavioral Health and Herzing University are partnering together to host Nursing in the Mental Health Field to draw attention to the importance of nurses in mental health and help identify how you could become a psychiatric mental health nurse.
Join the Event
Rogers Behavioral Health will lead this virtual presentation on Thursday, April 7, at 12:00 PM CT with an in-person option at Herzing University Kenosha. Trained medical professionals from across the country will be leading this virtual presentation. They will address topics such as:
- What it’s like to be a psychiatric mental health nurse
- Discuss what nurses experience in the mental health field
- How you could become a mental health nurse
- How you can effectively manage your mental health
- Q&A to address your questions
Registration can be found online via Eventbrite, and registration is free for all attendees.
Who is hosting this event?
Rogers Behavioral Health is a private, nonprofit provider of specialized mental health and addiction services. Since its opening in 1907, Rogers has offered evidence-based treatment for adults, children, and adolescents suffering from a variety of mental health illnesses.
Herzing University is a nonprofit university that provides career-focused, convenient and caring educational pathways for students across 10 campuses as well as online programs. Herzing has a variety of academic programs to meet your needs wherever you are in life. Herzing is focused on providing you with a caring learning environment that fosters long-term career success.