About the Program
Post-graduate certificate to obtain Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Lifespan Certification now available. Eligible applicants include: APRN licensed primary care or acute care certified Nurse Practitioners and certified Clinical Nurse Specialists in Psychiatric-Mental Health. Our innovative program ensures that you have a strong foundation in evidence-based practice while providing you with the skills to diagnose and treat both behavioral health and substance use disorders. PMHNP students learn to skillfully prescribe psychotropic medication and provide psychotherapy for patients with behavioral health diagnoses. You will engage in an interprofessional learning environment that enables you learn about telemedicine, primary care, substance use disorders and neuropsychiatric disorders. Upon completion, our graduates are eligible to sit for certification for the American Nurse Credentialing Center. Our board certification scores consistently exceed national benchmarks and our graduates are highly regarded for employment opportunities in inpatient and outpatient care settings, specialty settings and the school environment.
Program Learning Outcomes: Skills and Knowledge
- Demonstrate expertise in advanced clinical nursing practice roles -Psychiatric Mental Health based on mastery of this specialized area of knowledge derived from a strong scientific foundation.
- Use clinical scholarship and analytical methods to improve quality and safety in health care systems through organizational leadership, systems thinking, and practice management acumen.
- Foster interprofessional collaboration and teamwork in the improvement of population health outcomes.
- Promote health equity in the provision of care to eliminate health disparities.
Tracks or Concentrations
post-M certification as a PMHNP
Modalities of Instruction
Online, Asynchronous (On Demand)
Aspirational Career Sector
62. Health Care & Social Assistance