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Which major is easier to apply PhD for international students, clinical psychology or mental health nursing?

I have a B.S. in Nursing and Psychology, and a M.S. in Neuroscience. I want to do a clinical expertise in mental health. And I think these two majors are helpful for me to achieve my goal. I know it's tough for international students to apply this year. I hope you guys could give me any advice. thanks a lot. #mental-health-counseling #hospital-and-health-care #clinical psychology #july20


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Junnie’s Answer

I don't think it's the major. It is about the school, how is their PhD acceptance process being done. Some schools are much competitive due to the reason that they offer scholarships and teaching assistance.
Secondly, you should pick a major that you are interested in not for easy acceptance. I understand your worries, I was once an international student as well.

thanks Junnie. And I think both of these two majors is wonderful. How could I choose? Lauren Z.

Research schools that offer these major, and compare the curriculum, and their request for admission. Junnie Lai, MBA

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Bob’s Answer

With you already having your BS in Nursing and MS in Neuroscience, you have several options. The most direct one would be for you to become an A.R.N.P. , becoming a Nurse Practitioner with the skills you already possess, would be your fastest route into the clinical area. Applying for either a PhD or a PsyD would depend on what further field of study you are interested. Do you want to continue with Neuro-psychology or medical psychology versus clinical/behavioral or counseling? Another issue are you interested in direct care versus research? The third option would be to consider if you would want to consider and MD and become a psychiatrist? However as a Nurse Practitioner you would basically have the same opportunities without the hassle of medical school.

Thank you Bob. And your advice give me more directions. I think I want to be a clinical psychologist in hospital. I want to have more opportunities to communicate with patients. As for more specific field, I want to use famliy therapy to help adolescents with depression or eating disorder. Can psychiatry nurse do these? Lauren Z.

I'm sorry, I didn't see that you had a further question until today, and CareerVillage hadn't sent me a followup email. Yes a psychiatric ARNP would be able to due this in a hospital setting with no problems. Usually it is encourage for the family to come in for family meetings when the child is hospitalized, however, sometimes one of the biggest frustrations is getting the parents in to make that happen. With your background already in Nursing and Neuroscience going for a PsyD I think would also suit you well. Bob Brown

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Alexis’s Answer

Mental health nursing due to less time and the increased need.

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Alexis’s Answer

Mental health nursing due to less time and the increased need.

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TWINOMUHWEZI’s Answer

A health psychology major examines how human behavior is affected by social, emotional, physical and mental health factors. Students learn a range of techniques for helping other people, including how to handle stress, quit smoking and lose weight. Concentration areas may be available in health studies or pre-medicine, and programs include practical experience. There are usually no specific requirements for admittance into this type of program.

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