Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program

The PMHNP certificate program will prepare the advanced practice nurse (APN) with the expertise and skills to diagnose and treat individuals with psychiatric and mental health disorders. The graduate certificate courses (5) will provide the APN with the skills to prescribe psychotropic medication and provide psychotherapy to individuals across the lifespan. Upon completion of the approved courses, the certificate seeking students will be eligible to take the PMHNP American Nurse Credentialing (ANCC) certification exam. 

 

 

Course #

 

Course Title

 

Credits

Term

Planned

NURS 760

Advanced Nursing Practice in Psychiatric Mental Health:  Theory & Practice Across the Lifespan

3

Fall

NURS 761

Neuropathophysiology & Differential Diagnosis of Mental Disorders: A Lifespan Approach       

4

Spring

NURS 762

Psychotherapeutic Treatment Modalities & Clinical Psychopharmacology

4

Summer

NURS 763

PMNNP Practicum 1: Children & Adolescents (270 clinical hours) 

6

Fall

NURS 764

PMHNP Practicum 11: Adults & Geriatrics (270 clinical hours)

6

Spring

 

TOTAL

 

23