Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate

The Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certificate program requires that students have completed an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) graduate educational program from a nationally accredited school of nursing.

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. All courses are web-based, and offered in sequence every other year. Spring 2016 will begin the next available course sequence.



Course Name/Credit hours 
All courses are online

NRSG 844

Advanced Psychiatric Assessment (3) Spring 2016

NRSG 850

Mental Health Assessment of Infants, Children and Adolescents (3) Spring 2016.

NRSG 845/846

Psychotherapeutics I: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner/Practicum (3/2) Fall 2016

NRSG 851

Psychopharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice (3) Fall 2016

NRSG 847/848

Psychotherapeutics Interventions II: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner/Practicum (3/4) Spring 2017

NRSG 849

Psychotherapeutics III: Practicum (3-4) Summer 2017

 O*Net link - Nurse practitioner

For information about total program costs, enrollment information, and occupations available, please see the Gainful Employment Disclosure.

Last modified: Dec 21, 2015