Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate

The Post MSN Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate program is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses certified as Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioners with the competencies required to sit for national certification as a Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. The 13 credit hour program that includes at least 500 hours of supervised practice is built upon a core of Advanced Assessment, Pathophysiology, and Advanced Psychoneuroimmunology and the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner track.

Admission Requirements

  • Hold an MSN degree from a professionally accredited nursing program
  • Hold certification as a Pychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner  

Application Deadline

Applications to the Pyschiatric Family Nurse Practitioner (Post MSN) Certificate program are accepted on a rolling basis.

Assistantship/Scholarship Information

All assistantships (and any fellowships) are awarded through the academic department. Students interested in obtaining an assistantship must apply. New students may indicate on their online application for admission that they would like to be considered for an assistantship. Current students must contact the academic department for application information. Each department may have different requirements for assistantship applicants, so all students should contact the academic department to determine these particular requirements. Only those students fully admitted to a master’s or doctoral degree-seeking program are eligible for a graduate assistantship. Students admitted as non-degree seeking or to a certificate program may not hold an assistantship.

Financial Aid Information

Paying for college is a vital part of the education process. It is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.

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