Post-Graduate Certificate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP PGC)

38 Credits


The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program focuses on a comprehensive approach to care for patients with mental health conditions across the lifespan. Graduate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner students will be prepared to assume leadership roles for targeted populations in inpatient, outpatient, and community settings. Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners are prepared to provide holistic care to individuals with acute and chronic mental health conditions, with or without comorbid conditions, by providing assessment, diagnosis, pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies, and utilization of interprofessional team approaches.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will be eligible to seek certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC). Following successful certification, the graduate applies to the Department of Professional Regulation for licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) for practice in their state.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

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