Post Master's Psychiatric Mental Health
Nurses with a master of science in nursing (MSN) degree may seek the post-master’s PMHNP certificate to be eligible for ANCC certification. Students who successfully complete two counseling courses (MCP 620, MCP 625), a series of three practica, and a 0-credit orientation may complete this certification in four semesters. Students must have successfully completed a roles course and courses in advanced pathophysiology, advanced physical assessment and advanced pharmacology with a B or better in their previous MSN curriculum; if not, those courses must be taken as well to be eligible for certification. A transcript evaluation of the student’s master’s program determines which courses are needed. The program requires at least 575 practicum hours.
Post Master's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate program requires:
MCP 625 Theories of Personality and Psychopathology (differential diagnosis of mental health conditions) (3 credits)
MSN 634: Practicum 1: Advanced Primary Mental Health Care Management of Adults (3 credits)
MSN 635: Practicum 2: Advanced Primary Mental Health Care Management of the Bipolar Spectrum Disorders and the Child, Teen, and Geriatric Populations
MSN 636: Practicum 3: Advanced Primary Mental Health Care Management of the Chronic, Serious Mentally Ill, and the Substance Addicted Populations (6 credits)