Post-Master’s Certificate in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
University of Cincinnati

Program Details

Graduates of the Post-Master’s Certificate in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner will be skilled in providing care for patients with complex psychiatric and physical health needs. PMHNPs can work with individuals and families to diagnose as well as create, implement, and monitor treatment plans.

Students in this online Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program gain skills including administering psychotherapy and prescribing medications. The goal of the nursing programs at the University of Cincinnati is to empower graduates to think critically, advocate for patients and the profession, and apply their nursing knowledge in any setting. Online coursework and three start dates per year offer flexibility to busy working nurse professionals.

Skilled Mental Health Nurse Practitioners can work in hospitals, start their own private practices, or find employment in a range of other settings including:

  • Outpatient clinics
  • Schools
  • Prisons
  • Behavioral health homes
  • Acute care services
  • Long-term care

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Cincinnati is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

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

Additional Info

  • Active and unrestricted current United States RN license
  • At least one year of clinical experience
  • Master of Science degree