• About

    The Child/Adolescent PMHNP Residency program is ideal for recent and anticipated graduates of PMHNP programs who are seeking additional training and experience working with a child and adolescent population. Applicants accepted into the Residency will engage in one year of supervised practice beginning October 1st. In addition, they will engage in weekly didactic instruction and interprofessional collaboration with psychiatrists, psychologists, and pharmacists, among others. Clinic locations include several within and outside of the Children’s of Alabama main campus. Upon completion, these NPs will be uniquely suited to address the vast need for mental health services facing children and families in Alabama.

  • Mission

    The Children’s of Alabama Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Residency is a partnership between Children’s of Alabama and the UAB School of Nursing. Children’s of Alabama is ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. UAB School of Nursing, a national leader in NP education and post-graduate residency training for NPs, has collaborated with Children’s of Alabama to develop an innovative and robust residency training program for newly graduated PMHNPs who wish to specialize in the care of children and adolescents with mental health disorders. In 2017 alone, Children’s of Alabama cared for 2512 patients through their outpatient psychiatric services and admitted over 700 children and adolescents needing inpatient care. The goal is to prepare PMHNP leaders who increase access to mental healthcare and improve mental health for children and families in Alabama.

  • Curriculum

    During the Child/Adolescent PMHNP Residency program, the NP Residents will staff an outpatient clinic designed specifically to increase access to care. They will each develop a caseload of patients in general psychiatry with supervision from experienced NPs and psychiatrists. Additional clinical experiences throughout the Children’s of Alabama hospital and clinics will include:

    • Primary care/outpatient mental health
    • Emergency department with dedicated psychiatric emergency consult services
    • Inpatient consultation for children and adolescents with co-occurring medical conditions, e.g., oncology, transplantation, gastrointestinal disorders
    • Inpatient child and adolescent units
    • Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Therapeutic modalities
    • Pharmacy service
    • Crisis clinic

    Didactic instruction will include:

    • Seminars and staff education
    • Evidence-based care
    • Measurement-based care
    • Medication management and pharmacology
    • Assessment and diagnosis
    • Development
    • Family-centered care
    • Systems and leadership
    • Scholarly project completion and presentation

  • Application

    Thank you for your interest in the Children’s of Alabama Child/Adolescent PMHNP Residency. Please review the criteria for selection and the Application link below. Residency dates for the 2021-2022 cohort are October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022. Two residents will be accepted. The due date for applications is April 30, 2021.


    • EITHER have graduated from an accredited PMHNP program (Masters or Doctoral) within the past 12 months
    • OR will graduate from an accredited PMHNP program (Masters or Doctoral) before the start of Residency
    • Licensed or eligible for CRNP licensure in Alabama
    • Certified or eligible for PMHNP certification through ANCC


    • Competitive salary
    • Competitive benefits
    • Vacation and sick time
    • Opportunities for continued employment subsequent to completion of the residency

    Application process:

    • Follow the link to “Apply Now” and complete all components.
    • Attach a CV at the end of the online application.
    • Provide three professional references at the end of the online application. Acceptable sources include former or current PMHNP program director, current clinical manager, current or former clinical preceptor.

  • Contact

    For more information regarding the program, please contact:

    Simone Durand

    Email: sdurand@uab.edu
    Office: 205-975-6887