Post-Master’s Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
The George Washington University

Program Details

The Post-Master’s Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from The George Washington University prepares nurses to work with individuals, families, and groups with psychiatric and mental health needs. The curriculum combines studies from nursing science, neuroscience, behavioral change theories, motivational theories, learning theories, and other psychotherapeutic frameworks. Students will develop a holistic approach to assessment, diagnosis, treatment, management, and evaluation of acute and chronic mental illnesses.

Coursework in this online Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program encompases topics such as:

  • Neuropsychopharmacology
  • Interprofessional collaborative practice
  • Crisis intervention
  • Substance use and co-occurring disorders
  • Care of vulnerable populations
  • Group therapy
  • Family systems theory
  • Trauma-informed care

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

The George Washington University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Applicants must have a current CPR certificate and immunization records, including PPD, Hepatitis B, MMR, varicella (titer required), and TD or TDap.

Restricted States

Alabama, Louisiana