For nurse practitioners interested in training in the mental health field, Liberty University offers the Postgraduate Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program online. In about a year, while keeping their current careers and family lives, students can complete this 100% online degree that will teach them to provide mental health support to patients of all ages using an evidence-based approach to mental health nursing practice.
As an added incentive, not only will this degree not interfere with your Christian faith, but it will also actually enhance it! The curriculum still provides doctoral-level training that prepares students to assess their patient’s mental health needs, provide therapy, and prescribe medication using a holistic approach. However, as you study nursing-oriented mental health approaches to neurological conditions and mental disorders, you will discover Liberty’s commitment to biblical principles. Courses were created with a Christian worldview in mind, ensuring graduates practice Christian ethical standards when providing mental health services, meeting their patients’ emotional and spiritual needs.
The online mental health nurse practitioner program culminates in a comprehensive exam that ensures graduates are ready to provide competent mental health support in nursing while also determining if they are ready to sit for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
School Accreditation & Licensing
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional accrediting body for southern states.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Criminal Background Check, Essay/Writing Sample, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)
- Applicants must have a current and active RN license and an active APRN license from an approved state.