This is a first version of the University of Iowa 2018-19 General Catalog. The final edition and the historical PDF version will be published soon after the fall semester begins.

The graduate Certificate in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner requires 22 s.h. of credit. Students must maintain a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 2.50 in course work for the certificate. The certificate is available for post-master's Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) degree students who would like to pursue a second specialty.

The curriculum includes didactic and clinical core courses as well as specialty courses, as determined by the director of the program. Course work and clinical hours are determined by a gap analysis.

The Certificate in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner requires the following work.

First Year
NURS:5032Mental Disorders in Advanced Practice3
NURS:5036Psychopharmacology for Advanced Clinical Practice3
NURS:6500Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing for Advanced Practice Didactic I3
NURS:6501Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing for Advanced Practice Didactic II3
NURS:6701Advanced Practice Clinical Practicum I3
NURS:6702Advanced Practice Clinical Practicum II4
Second Year
NURS:6703Advanced Practice Clinical Practicum III3
Total Hours22

Visit the Post-Graduate Certificate Programs plans of study on the College of Nursing website for information about certificate program requirements.