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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate

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The Psychiatric Mental Health Track prepares advanced practice nurses to provide pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies to meet mental health needs of individuals and families across the lifespan. Special focus includes opportunities to practice in interdisciplinary settings providing behavioral health and psychiatric services.

For the PMHNP Certificate program you must have a MSN or higher degree AND currently hold national certification in one of the following advance practice registered nurse (APRN) specialties:

  • Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG ACNP)
  • Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP)
  • Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AG PCNP)
  • Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM)
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (GNP)
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
  • Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner (WHCNP)

Upon completing the PMHNP Certificate curriculum, you will be fully prepared for educational eligibility for certification in your given area of study.


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Last updated: 9/27/2019

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