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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 2022 will begin the next available course sequence. The application deadline is November 1, 2021. 

 

 

Course Name/Credit hours 
All courses are online

NRSG 844

Advanced Psychiatric Assessment (3) Spring 2022

NRSG 850

Mental Health Assessment of Infants, Children and Adolescents (3) Spring 2022

NRSG 929 & 931

Psychotherapeutics I: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner/Practicum (3 & 2) Fall 2022

NRSG 851

Psychopharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice (3) Fall 2022

NRSG 930 & 932

Psychotherapeutics Interventions II: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner/Practicum (3 & 4) Spring 2023

NRSG 933

Psychotherapeutics III: Practicum (3) Summer 2023


Nursing Licensure

This program prepares nurses who have completed an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) graduate education program from a nationally accredited school of nursing for an additional advanced practice specialty certification. APRN eligibility differs across states and many require a specialty certification. Specialty certifications are acquired through national exams that do not vary by state. For information on individual state's requirements go to the National Councils of State Boards of Nursing website.

As of July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education implemented Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v) that requires professional nursing programs to provide information on how their curriculum meets education requirements for professional licensing in each state. You may review KU School of Nursing's information on licensure by state.

Last modified: Nov 16, 2020
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