Post-Master’s Certificate in Nurse Practitioner to Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Northern Kentucky University

Program Details

The Post-Master's Certificate in Nurse Practitioner to Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree program from Northern Kentucky University is an online psychiatric nurse practitioner program.  If you are a Nurse Practitioner seeking to take your experience to the next level and become a leader in the mental health field, this degree can help you achieve your goals.  

With the stigma of mental health fading, there is a growing need for professionals to treat individuals and families with acute or chronic psychiatric needs.  Courses provide the knowledge and skills needed to diagnose, treat, and manage these disorders in patients of all ages.  The curriculum examines a broad range of therapeutic methods.

Graduates are eligible to take the ANCC NCC Psychiatric – Mental Health NP certification examination.

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Northern Kentucky University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Proof of 1000 hours of practice as Registered Nurse.
  • A copy of your current, unencumbered RN License in the state(s) you are licensed and practice