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Post Graduate Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Program Overview

Program scheduled to launch Spring 2025

The ​post-master’s certificate provides nurses with a master’s degree in nursing with an educational route to the psychiatric mental health advanced practice specialty. 

​​To ​succeed, the post-master’s certificate students must complete all didactic and clinical requirements in the ​psychiatric mental health specialty. To obtain a postgraduate certificate in the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner specialty, students are required to complete a minimum of 612 supervised hours in direct psychiatric patient care. ​​​ 

The program of study includes academic and clinical courses. ​After​​​​ the program, students are awarded a post-graduate certificate as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the specialty of Psychiatric Mental Health. ​Graduates​ of the post​-​​master’s certificate ​are ​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). 

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At a Glance

Psychiatric Mental Health Practicum

612 hours

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Completion Time

12 Months