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).


Learn more about the admission steps and requirements for the program.


Year 1, Spring

NRDNP 861 Neuroscience of Psychotherapeutic Interventions & Psychopharmacology 3
NRDNP 868 Neuroscience for Advanced APRNs 2
Semester Total

Year 1, Summer

NRDNP 864 Advanced Care Management I 6
Semester Total

Year 1, Fall

NRDNP 865 Advanced Care Management II 6
Semester Total

Year 2, Spring

NRDNP 866 Advanced Care Management III 6
Semester Total
Curriculum Total 23