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Graduate Program:
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Certificate track is designed to be a post-MSN non-degree seeking option for those who do not wish to complete the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).  This track is designed for those who already possess, at a minimum, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), are licensed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), hold national certification as a Nurse Practitioner (NP), and wish to become certified as a PMHNP.  The curriculum is based on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials for Doctoral Education for Advanced Practice (2006) and the National Organization for Nursing Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs.  The objectives build upon those for the masters in nursing program.

 

This certificate is an online track that requires 30 credits and 750 clinical hours*. The PMHNP Certificate track is designed to include education and preparation that will assist the student to acquire the advanced knowledge and clinical skills to provide best practices and comprehensive care to clients across the lifespan. The clinical component of this program will focus on the mental health care needs of individuals and families whether in outpatient, inpatient, or private practice settings.  The seats for this track are combined with the seats for the PMHNP DNP track for 12 total each spring beginning in 2023.  Note that financial aid is not available for the certificate track as it is not a degree-yielding track.

 

*The content and layout for this certificate track are currently in approval stages with the university in order to better align with new certification requirements.  The new curriculum, which is not pictured below, should post to the website later in 2022 and goes into effect for Spring 2023.  Please contact the program directly for additional details.

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Psychiatric Mental Health (Post-Masters Certificate)

Program Description for Psychiatric Mental Health

Major: Psychiatric Mental Health Degree: Post-Masters Certificate

Certificate Requirements (30 credits)

SEMESTER 1 Fall 1

  • MHS6941 Clinical Counseling Skills
  • NGR6538 Psychopharmacology

SEMESTER 2 Spring 1

  • NGR6512c Diagnosis and Management of Psychiatric Conditions in Children
  • MHS6070 Psychopathology

SEMESTER 3 Summer 1

  • NGR6510c Diagnosis and Management of Psychiatric Conditions in Older Adults

SEMESTER 4 Fall 2

  • NGR6511c Diagnosis and Management of Psychiatric Conditions in Adults

SEMESTER 5 Spring 2

  • NGR7946 Residency in Advanced Practice

SEMESTER 6 Summer 2

  • NGR7946 Residency in Advanced Practice