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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.


Professional License Disclosure

The School of Nursing anticipates that graduates of this program will seek the following professional state licenses or certifications: Certification as an APRN (Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner [depending on which program they completed]) and licensure as an APRN.

For required disclosures on whether this program satisfies the license requirements of all states and territories for APRN license visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (www.ncsbn.org).

The School of Nursing has determined that the required classes and educational activities of this online academic program will qualify a graduate of this program to take the exam for certification as an APRN in Georgia and other states as listed on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (www.ncsbn.org). 

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Last updated: 1/29/2020

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