Post-Master’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program

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Post-Master’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program (PMHNP)

The Post-Master’s Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Certificate Program is completely online and has two tracks:

The FNP track is for the registered nurse with a master’s degree or higher, currently certified and licensed as a family nurse practitioner, wishing to expand practice into psychiatric-mental health. Students complete 24 credit hours and 540 supervised clinical hours (4 semesters).

The Non-FNP track is for the registered nurse with a master’s degree or higher who is not a nurse practitioner, and who wishes to gain skills and expertise in the area of advanced psychiatric-mental health nursing care. Students complete up to 36 credit hours and 540 supervised clinical hours (4 semesters).

Graduates of this certificate program in either track will be eligible to take the national certification exam in advanced practice nursing as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. This program does not lead to a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree.

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Important Dates

Winter 2019 Start
Accepting applications through December 7, 2018
Semester Begins: January 7, 2019

Summer 2019 Start
Accepting applications through April 15, 2019
Semester Begins: May 6, 2019

Academic Model

100% Online Program, with clinical components fulfilled in home state
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RMUoHP PMHNP Certificate Program Highlights

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Start Date

Janurary 7, 2019

PMHNP Program

Our program develops clinicians who manage the care of patients and participate in system change. This is done by identifying best practices in the psychiatric and mental healthcare of the individual and family. Graduates will increase their contribution to healthcare through the knowledge and skills developed in this program.

The program of study includes courses in advanced psychopharmacology and theory and practice of psychotherapeutic modalities. The PMHNP Certificate program also contains content in health promotion, differential diagnosis, and disease management and prevention across the lifespan.

Educational Model

Instruction in the PMHNP program will be delivered through the learning management system (LMS). Instruction delivered 14 weeks of each semester using asynchronous online methods. This program is 100% online.

National Certification

Graduates will be eligible to take the national certification exam and apply for licensure in advanced practice nursing as a PMH Nurse Practitioner. This program does not lead to a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.

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FNP Track Curriculum

CCNE ACCREDITED

The Doctor of Nursing Practice programs and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.(http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

UNIVERSITY ACCREDITATION

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (8060 165th Avenue NE Ste 100, Redmond, WA 98052-3981), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the US Department of Education.

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Take the first step toward your PMHNP certificate

Are you looking to expand your career opportunities in the field of nursing and become a leader in psychiatric mental health? If so, applying to Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions’s PMH certificate program is the best way to begin.

We invite you to explore the program materials on our website, contact the program director, schedule a meeting with a program advisor who can help you decide whether RMUoHP’s online psychiatric mental health practitioner certificate program is right for you. We are here to help you every step of the way as you make this exciting decision.

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RMUoHP hopes to help current, and future nurses visualize how to move forward with their educational and professional goals. The Nursing Degrees Pathway diagram illustrates the variety of nursing degree and career pathways available to nurses. It is our goal to make the process as less stressful so future and current nurses will be able to see the options that they have in their current position but also where they can end up.

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We are committed to the development
of family nursing professionals who can:

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Provide Psychiatric and Mental Healthcare in a Variety of Settings

Assess, diagnose, and manage common acute and chronic primary healthcare problems of individuals and families.

 
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Provide Competent Patient Care

Identify the epidemiologic roots of health problems affecting family/community systems and evaluate the impact of environmental stressors on individual, family and community health.

 
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Demonstrate Analytical Skills

Use sophisticated research and evidence-based thinking to evaluate clinical practice and adapt patient care as necessary.

 
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Collaborate with Teams to Improve Processes

Work with colleagues across healthcare disciplines to improve clinical care for different populations of clientsand those in settings unique to mental healthcare.

 

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program Faculty

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