There is a growing need for primary care providers in the psychiatric field as more people are seeking help for mental illnesses and many psychiatrists are reaching retirement age. If you are interested in filling this void, the online mental health nurse practitioner program from University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth can help.
The Advanced Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree provides the knowledge and skills needed to diagnose and treat acute and chronic mental health conditions. Courses cover the practice and role opportunities in mental health and psychiatric care as you prepare to treat patients of all ages. Graduates are prepared to provide psychotherapy and prescribe medications in order to provide patients with the best possible outcomes.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
School Accreditation & Licensing
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is accredited by:
New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent
- Current unencumbered RN license