The online Certificate in Psychiatric & Mental Health NP program is designed for nurse practitioners who have a Ph.D. or DNP and wish to add a specialty to their resume. The program curriculum explores subjects such as psychopharmacology, complex problems in family psychiatric care, industry management principles, and psychotherapeutic treatment modalities.
Students must attend 2-5 immersion sessions (2-4 days in length) at the Irvine Campus.
DNP or Ph.D. degree from a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or a National League of Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC) accredited program
National certification as APRN (or eligible to take National Certification Exam)
Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
Unencumbered RN license in the State where you plan to do your precepted clinical practicum hours
Unencumbered APRN license in your current specialty
Three recommendation forms
Personal interview as needed
Accreditation & Licensing
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
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