This Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certificate prepares NPs and Certified Nurse Midwives to improve the mental health of individuals and overall health of communities. The program focuses on assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of behavioral problems, mental disorders, and comorbid conditions.
Courses in this online Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program examine the role of addictions and contemporary issues in mental health. Students learn the principles of psychotherapy and mental health assessment for patients of all ages. Graduates are eligible to become certified as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Multiple clinical experiences give students the hands-on expertise they need to be competent mental health practitioners in any setting.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)
- Must have a master's degree or higher in nursing from a regionally accredited institution and a CCNE or ACEN accredited program.
- Must have a current, unencumbered RN license.
- Must be an advanced practice registered nurse in one of these specialties: adult nurse practitioner, certified nurse-midwife, family nurse practitioner, geriatric-adult nurse practitioner, geriatric nurse practitioner, pediatric nurse practitioner, women's health care nurse practitioner, psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, acute care nurse practitioner, neonatal nurse practitioner
- A three-day orientation and five-day clinical intensive are required on campus.