Nurse practitioners with a master’s degree can prepare for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification examination with this online post-graduate certificate program. Students gain the knowledge and skills required to apply theories, clinical reasoning, and research to treat patients of all ages.
Coursework focuses on advanced practice for addressing behavioral health issues, as well as acute and chronic mental illness. The program emphasizes mental health promotion and disease prevention strategies. Students gain expertise in evidence-based methods including psychopharmacological, psychotherapeutic, and psychoeducational interventions.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
School Accreditation & Licensing
Radford University is accredited by:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.5 or above (4.0 scale)
Essay/Writing Sample, Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent
- Applicants should have a minimum 3.5 GPA from a nationally-accredited graduate nursing program.
- The program requires successful completion of prerequisite courses including statistics and nursing research.
- Applicants must submit proof of a minimum of 2,000 hours of clinical nursing practice as an RN or advanced clinical nursing practice with certification as an NP or CNS within the last three years.