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:
- 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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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
School Accreditation & Licensing
MCPHS University is accredited by:
New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Resume/CV, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Official College Transcript(s), Occupational License
- Program requires three on-campus residencies, each lasting 1-3 days.
- Applicant must have a master's degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program.
- Applicant must have a minimum of five years of full-time RN employment, a current unencumbered license to practice nursing, and current American Heart Association Certification for Healthcare Providers in CPR (BLS).
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