Program scheduled to launch Spring 2025
The purpose of the post-master’s certificate is to provide family nurse practitioners holding a master’s degree in nursing, an educational route to specialization of additional advanced practice content, in psychiatric mental health. The program is designed to strengthen and broaden the clinical capabilities of family nurse practitioners who want to deepen their understanding and competency in providing mental health interventions for their medical patients.
To be successful, the post-master’s certificate students must successfully complete all didactic and clinical requirements in the specialty of psychiatric mental health. To obtain a post graduate certificate in the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner specialty, students are required to complete a minimum of 540 supervised hours in direct psychiatric patient care. The program of study includes academic and clinical courses. Completion of the program, results in awarding a post graduate certificate as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the specialty of Psychiatric Mental Health. The nurse practitioner graduate of the post master’s certificate will be eligible to sit for the National Board Examination, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Across the Lifespan) Certification (PMHNP-BC™) through the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ANCC certification).