Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
MCPHS University

Program Details

The online Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program from MCPHS University builds upon students' master's degrees in nursing and prepares them to work directly with individuals or families with psychiatric disorders, providing expert care, support, and compassion. Students gain a firm foundation in the diagnosis and management of conditions such as:

  • ​Dementia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ​Other psychiatric problems

​Upon graduation, students are eligible to sit for the Family Nurse/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification examination given by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

MCPHS University is accredited by:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Applicaton Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Program requires on-campus residencies
  • Candidates are expected to have a minimum of 5 years as a fulltime RN with at least 2 years of experience in mental health or psychiatric education