Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Practitioner (NP)

Post-Master's Certificate

The certificate program in PMHNP emphasizes the preparation of nurses for advanced practice roles in the care of adults with acute or chronic mental health psychiatric deviations in a variety of practice settings. Underserved populations and rural service delivery needs are highlighted throughout the program. Seminar course content focuses primarily on assessment and management of serious mental illness. Particular emphasis is placed on the integration of neurobiologic, psychosocial and psychiatric nursing knowledge in delivery of care to individuals experiencing schizophrenic spectrum disorders, depression related syndromes and psychogeriatric illnesses.

  • 12 to 21 months to degree, depending on specialization
  • Graduates are eligible to sit for the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification exam from the American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Over 500 clinical hours
  • Application deadline: Nov. 1 for entry the following fall

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