As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program, student clinical placements should be in a behavioral health care setting. In order to foster advanced practice role development and more independent critical thinking skills, an outpatient setting is highly desirable. Precepted clinical experiences are individually arranged by the students. Students can complete clinical hours in a local community with a contract approved agency or individual. The preceptor must either be a Psychiatrist or a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who is certified by the American Nurses' Credentialing Center as a PMHNP-BC.