Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
The program of studies for our Post-Master’s Certificates vary depending upon the track desired (FNP, PMHNP or NE) and the applicant’s prior Master’s in Nursing preparation. Clinical specialty preparation will be reviewed as part of the application process and used by faculty in developing the individualized program of study. Applicants who do not have clinical work in their master’s program will be required to take additional coursework. The average completion time for the certificates is three semesters.
Post Master’s FNP and PMHNP applicants must document successful completion of a graduate level course in Pharmacology (3-credit equivalent) less than five (5) years prior to application to the Certificate Program. Waiver is considered for experienced, practicing nurse practitioners. In addition, FNP and PMHNP Post-Master’s applicants must document successful completion of a graduate level course in Pathophysiology (3-credit equivalent) less than 10 years prior to application to the certificate program. Again, this may be waived for practicing NPs.
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track
Students will be required, minimally, to take the following courses:
•NSG 520 - Advanced Psychiatric Nursing Theory I Credits: 3
(unless already completed)
•NSG 522 - Advanced Psychiatric Nursing Theory II Credits: 3
(unless already completed)
•NSG 521 - Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practicum/Seminar I Credits: 3
•NSG 523 - Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Practicum/Seminar II Credits: 5
•NSG 525 - Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practicum/Seminar III Credits: 5
Disclosure information for graduate certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
How much will this program cost me?*
Tuition and fees: $23,000
Books and supplies: $3,000
On-campus room & board: not offered
What other costs are there for this program?
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*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.
What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?
Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:
Federal loans: *
Private education loans: *
Institutional financing plan: *
* Less than 10 graduates received loans. Median amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the loan recipients.
How long will it take me to complete this program?
The program is designed to take 18 months to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, *% finished in 18 months.
*Less than 10 students completed this program in 2012-13. The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?
The job placement rate for students who completed this program in 2012-2013 is 100%. Graduates obtained jobs within six months of program completion.
* This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.
in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
The Certificate in Psychiatric Mental
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