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Post Master's Psychiatric Mental Health

PMHNP

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 one counseling courses (MCP 620), 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 620 Helping Relationships (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 

(5 credits)

MSN 636:  Practicum 3:  Advanced Primary Mental Health Care Management of the Chronic, Serious Mentally Ill, and the Substance Addicted Populations (6 credits)