Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate
Rivier University

Program Details

Rivier University offers an online psychiatric nursing program, the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate.  If you already have a master’s degree in nursing but want to take your career on a different path or just further your education, this program can help you.  

You will not only enhance your career and credentials, but you will gain advanced nursing knowledge and clinical skills in the mental health niche of nursing.  With this degree you will be able to assess, diagnose, and treat patients, both in groups and individually, with mental health illnesses and disorders.  This includes prescribing medications and other treatments as you act as the primary psychiatric care provider.  Possible careers for graduates include:

  • Advanced practice psychiatric nurses
  • Clinical nurse specialists
  • Nurse practitioners

Students in Rivier’s mental health nursing online programs benefit from strong academics, individualized attention, and a focus on active learning.  The qualified and dynamic faculty offer personal advising and are committed to helping students be successful in both their academic and professional lives.

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Rivier 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)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Restricted States

California, Iowa, Louisiana, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington, Wyoming