Psychiatric Mental Health (Graduate Certificate)
The purpose of this certificate program is to prepare the Nurse Practitioner to be a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner to increase access to mental health services in the region. With a background as an NP, graduates can apply their newly learned skills in their primary care setting offering psychiatric mental health care. Training in both primary care and mental health will afford graduates the ability to manage all aspects of patient care including assessing and managing psychiatric and mental health care needs to all ages in a variety of settings.
This Post-Master’s Psychiatric Mental Health Certificate Program is designed for the nurse practitioner 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 nurse practitioners to add advanced psychiatric skills of therapy, prescribing psychiatric medications and clinical management needed to treat patients with mental illness and chronic medical co-morbidities.
Courses will embrace a lifespan perspective in psychiatric mental health diagnostic reasoning, psychopharmacology, individual psychotherapies and management of complex psychiatric illnesses giving the student an evidence-based framework for comprehensive psychiatric-mental health care.
Students admitted to the PM-PMHNP certificate program must maintain continuous enrollment through program completion.
|NURS 975||Psychotherapeutic Frameworks and Modalities||3|
|NURS 976||Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practicum I||3|
|NURS 977||Neurobiology of Mental Disorders||2|
|NURS 978||Clinical Psychopharmacology||2|
|NURS 984||Differential Diagnosis of Mental Disorders||3|
|NURS 985||Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practicum II||3|