Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate Curriculum

Program length: 28 months

Program start: Depends on gap analysis

Total credit hours: 50

Class schedule: For the most part, classes are held Thursday evenings and all day Fridays, with a few daytime courses in the summer and January terms.

The Post Graduate Certificate curriculum consists of the specialty track coursework for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

The actual start term for individual students and required coursework will be determined based on gap analysis of previous coursework (must meet the AACN DNP Essentials competencies).

Sample Curriculum
PMHNP Post Graduate Certificate 2024-2026

Spring 2024 6 credits 
NURS 730 Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
NURS 731 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics (3)

Summer 2024 6 credits 
NURS 732 Advanced Physical Assessment (4)
NURS 733 Advanced Health Promotion (2)

Fall 2024 12 credits 
NURS 651 Psychopharmacology Across the Lifespan (3)
NURS 652 Management of Substance-related and Addictive Disorders (2)
NURS 653 PMHNP I Assessment, Diagnosis & Management Across the Lifespan (7)

Spring 2025 7 credits
NURS 654 PMHNP II Assessment, Diagnosis and Management (7)

Summer 2025 5 credits 
NURS 655 PMHNP III Psychotherapies across the life span (5)

Fall 2025 8 credits
NURS 656 PMHNP IV Psychotherapies across the lifespan (5)
NURS 712 Trauma Informed Care (3)

January 2026 2 credits
NURS 750 Primary Care for Psych (2)

Spring 2026 4 credits 
NURS 657 PMHNP capstone (4)

Gap Analysis Form

You may request a gap analysis to determine what previous coursework meets the program competencies.