Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

This program is for students who have completed a graduate degree in Nursing and are certified as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). The Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner will prepare students to be able to deliver evidence-based advanced primary mental health care to individuals of all ages and their families in a variety of healthcare settings, including in rural and underserved populations. Students will engage in independent and interdependent decision-making, managing psychotropic medications, and delivering psycho-therapeutic, and psycho-education interventions.


This certificate is an online program, for both degree seeking and as a stand alone program.

Total credit hours for completion: 18.5

NURSE 8610Diagnostics and Psychopharmacology for Mental Health Nurses Enroll in 3.5 credit hours3.5-4
NURSE 8620Brief Individual and Family Psychotherapy4
NURSE 8640Group Therapy and Social Skills Training3.5
NURSE 8680Pediatric Mental Health Assessment and Treatment3.5
NURSE 8980Advanced Clinical Nursing Practicum Enroll in 4 credit hours1-7