The Post-Master’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Certificate Program is meant for nurses with their Master’s or DNP degree who are Family Nurse Practitioners who would like to add this skill set to their practice. APRNs will also be considered. Graduates of this certificate program will be eligible to take the national certification exam in advanced practice nursing as a PMH Nurse Practitioner.
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. Students complete 24 credit hours and 540 clinical hours. This program is 100% online.