Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Online Program
Online program with a two-day on-campus component first semester only
This post master’s certificate program is designed for the primary or acute care nurse practitioner/clinical nurse specialist or the nurse with a master’s degree and one year of clinical practice experience who is looking to effectively care for patients with complex psychiatric and physical health needs. The aim of the program is to prepare advanced practice nurses to add advanced psychiatric skills of therapy, prescribing psychiatric medications and clinical management needed to treat underserved patients with mental illness and chronic medical comorbidities. A secondary aim is to provide psychiatric CNSs or NPs with a specialty in adult or child with the knowledge and skill to treat persons across the lifespan.