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.

Most students will have completed NURS 580, 582, and 583 before starting the program, but they need to be included in the curriculum for accreditation purposes.  A formal Gap Analysis will be conducted per CCNE and NTF standards to ensure students have the coursework required for national certification as a PMHNP.

Curriculum for PMHNP Post Graduate Certificate 2020-2022

Spring 2020 6 credits
NURS 730 Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
NURS 731 Advanced Pharmocotherapeutics (3)

Summer 2020 6 credits
NURS 732 Advanced Physical Assessment (4)
NURS 733 Advanced Health Promotion (2)

Fall 2020 12 credits
NURS 653 PMHNP I Assessment, Diagnosis and Management Across the Lifespan (7)
NURS 651 Psychopharmacology Across the Lifespan (3)
NURS 652 Management of Substance-related and Addictive Disorders (2)

Spring 2021 7 credits 
NURS 654 PMHNP II Assessment, Diagnosis and Management (7)

Summer 2021 5 credits
NURS 655 PMHNP III Psychotherapies across the life span (5)

Fall 2021 8 credits
NURS 656 PMHNP IV Psychotherapies across the lifespan (5)
NURS 712 Trauma Informed Care (3)

Spring 2022 4 credits
NURS 657 PMHNP capstone (4)