Post-Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Washburn University

Program Details

Master’s-prepared nurses can expand their practice options and better meet the psychiatric needs of their patients with the Post-Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. This online program from Washburn University prepares students for the PMHNP national board certification examination.

As a PMHNP, graduates are able to provide treatment of psychiatric disorders for individuals, families, and groups in a variety of clinical settings. Students learn how to utilize various therapeutic techniques, pharmacological treatments, and interventions. This online Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program allows students to arrange and complete clinical hours in a behavioral healthcare setting in their local area.

The program is tailored to each student’s educational needs, with tracks specifically designed for:

  • Family Nurse Practitioners
  • Adult Nurse Practitioners
  • Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • MSN graduates without nurse practitioner foundation

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Washburn University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Must have a MSN degree and unencumbered RN license

Restricted States

Arkansas, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Washington