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California Workforce Education and Training Education Capacity: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

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California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
Mar 8, 2019

The California Workforce Education and Training (WET) program provides funding for the supervision of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners in the California Public Mental Health System.

Funding will allow Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) programs to:

  • Provide integrated primary and behavioral health services
  • Provide the full spectrum of nursing competencies
  • Ensure PMHNP students work on multi-disciplinary teams
  • Prepare PMHNPs to deliver public mental health services that promote wellness, recovery, and resilience
  • Encourage members from unserved, underserved, and culturally diverse populations to participate in the Education Capacity PMHNP program
  • Provide clinical supervision that leads to PMHNP students' certification by the Board of Registered Nursing
  • Encourage PMHNP students to continue working in the PMHS after they complete their certification requirements

Rural areas and Native American Rancherias/reservations are considered underserved and culturally diverse in the application instructions.


Eligible applicants include:

  • Any accredited PMHNP program in California that includes as part of its application a Statement of Agreement with a county, multiple counties, or a community-based organization
  • A county or group of counties, with one county acting as the fiscal sponsor, that has a clinical preceptor contract with a PMHNP program
  • A community-based organization that has a clinical preceptor contract with a PMHNP program

Additional eligibility requirements are listed in the application instructions.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Project period: 1 year
Estimated total program funding: $805,739

Application process

A link to the application instructions is available on the program website.

Submit completed applications to:

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
Attn: Contracts Analyst
Procurement and Contracting Services
2020 West El Camino Avenue, Ste. 1000
Sacramento, CA 95833
Education Capacity - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

In addition to the hard copy, submit an electronic copy of the application by sending a CD in the mailed materials or by email to

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Health workforce education and training · Integrated service delivery · Interprofessional training of the health workforce · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Public health · California

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