Post-Master’s Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (for APRN Majors)
The University of Texas at Tyler

Program Details

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses can pursue a specialty in psychiatric nursing with this Post-Master’s Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. A combination of web-enhanced courses and clinical experiences prepare students to sit for the national board examination. The program is designed to be completed in 15 months for APRN majors.

Courses provide clinical expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions. The online Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program seeks to increase students’ interpersonal awareness, problem-solving skills, critical evaluation, and communication skills. 

Topics covered in the curriculum include:

  • Neurobiology
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Integrated mental healthcare
  • Differential diagnosis in mental disorders
  • Psychological theory and modalities

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

The University of Texas at Tyler is accredited by:

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

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)

Additional Info

  • The program requires 1-2 days per semester on campus.
  • Applicants must have a Master of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited institution.
  • Applicants must have current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Texas.