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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate

Graduates are prepared to care for people with both acute and chronic mental health problems. Students examine mental health theories in the classroom and work with preceptors in clinical settings to develop reasoning, patient assessment, and patient management skills.

There is an overwhelming need in the United States for more psychiatric nurses. Over 44 million American adults have a mental health condition and of those individuals, 1 in 5 reported having an unmet need related to their condition.

The PMH graduate certificate program is designed for MSN and DNP-prepared nurses who desire an additional certification as a PMHNP. This three semester program is delivered via our convenient blended distance education model, with minimal on-campus requirements.

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Pearson, G. S. (2019). Workforce Issues. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 25(1), 5–6.


Program Chair Graduate Programs Advisor

Mary Johnson
Clinical Assistant Professor