Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

Advanced Practice Nursing

Post-Master’s Certificate

The PMHNP Post-Master’s Certificate prepares the advanced practice nurse to expand their scope of practice to include psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner across the lifespan. The coursework prepares the student to sit for a national certification exam the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to become a psychiatric / mental health nurse practitioner.

Our curriculum, beginning summer semester each year, is designed as an online program allowing you to study and participate in clinical experiences in your location. The clinical component comprises courses in wellness, therapy, and diagnosis and management of mental illness across the lifespan in outpatient and inpatient settings. Clinical courses are precepted by a practicing mental health professional in your community, arranged by the student.

Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

Applications for admission will be reviewed once per year by the Nursing Admission Review Committee. The most qualified applicants will be selected on a space-available basis. It may be necessary for some students to take undergraduate courses to meet prerequisites of selected graduate courses.

Candidates that do not meet all the admission criteria, but who wish to be considered for admission must submit a petition requesting special consideration along with their application materials.

  • Admission Criteria

  • Application Process

  • Curriculum Requirements

  • Application Deadline

  • Prior Credit Information: PMHNP Post-Master’s Certificate Program