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 coursework 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. Coursework and clinical hours are determined by a gap analysis.

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

First Year

NURS:5036Psychopharmacology for Advanced Clinical Practice3
NURS:5041Psychotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nursing Across the Lifespan I2
NURS:5042Psychotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nursing Across the Lifespan II1
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

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