Psychiatric-Mental Health Lifespan Certificate

The post-graduate Certificate will allow current APRNs with an MSN and/or DNP to obtain a second certification in psychiatric mental health nursing. The didactic coursework will provide the knowledge and skills PMHNPs require to be successful and follows the required competencies (NONPF. 2013). The clinical experiences will allow the student PMHNPs to refine the role-specialized skills, behaviors and attitudes in the care of patients with psychiatric disorders across the life span. The proposed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Post-graduate Certificate meets the current recommendations of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2006) and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (2013).