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Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate

The Post-MSN Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certificate program is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses certified as Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioners with the competencies required to sit for national certification as a Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. The 13 credit hour program that includes at least 500 hours of supervised practice is built upon a core of advanced assessment, pathophysiology, and advanced psychoneuroimmunology and the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner track.

Required Courses

  • 8200:605 Child & Family Interventions for Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners (3 credits)  
  • 8200:614 Advanced Concepts for Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse (3 credits)
  • 8200:650 Advanced Pediatric/Adolescent Assessment (3 credits)  
  • 8200:663 Psychiatric Mental Health APN Internship (1-4 credits)

Elective Courses

(Elective courses are not required. If the Post MSN student wishes to take additional coursework, the following courses are recommended)

  • 8200:608 Pathophysiological Concepts of Nursing Care (3 credits)
  • 8200:610 Advanced Adult/Gerontological Assessment (3 credits)
  • 8200:611 Advanced Mental Health Assessment Across the Lifespan (3 credits)