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Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate - 24 credit hours  

Prepares advanced practice nurses to diagnose and treat common mental health conditions in general medical settings and to deliver more effective psychiatric care in mental health settings. Students are prepared to apply knowledge and skills in interpersonal, psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacologic interventions for individuals, groups and families with psychiatric disorders.

The PHMNP Certificate program requires that students have completed an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) graduate educational program from a nationally accredited school of nursing. Three separate, comprehensive graduate-level courses in advanced pathophysiology, advanced health assessment, and advanced pharmacology are required. Applicants will also have completed course content in health promotion and/or maintenance.

All required certificate courses are web-based, and offered in sequence every other year. Spring 2020 will begin the next available course sequence. The application deadline is November 1, 2019. 



Course Name/Credit hours 
All courses are online

NRSG 844

Advanced Psychiatric Assessment (3) Spring 2020

NRSG 850

Mental Health Assessment of Infants, Children and Adolescents (3) Spring 2020

NRSG 929 & 931

Psychotherapeutics I: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner/Practicum (3 & 2) Fall 2020

NRSG 851

Psychopharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice (3) Fall 2020

NRSG 930 & 932

Psychotherapeutics Interventions II: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner/Practicum (3 & 4) Spring 2021

NRSG 933

Psychotherapeutics III: Practicum (3) Summer 2021

 O*Net link - Nurse practitioner

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Last modified: Sep 19, 2018