Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Post Masters)

https://chhs.unh.edu/nursing/program/graduate-certificate/psychiatric-mental-health

The Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program will prepare the primary care nurse practitioner to provide primary mental health care to diverse clients across the lifespan.  Graduates will be prepared to  manage all aspects of patient care including assessing and managing psychiatric and mental health mental health care needs in a variety of treatment settings.

The Post-Master’s Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program is designed for the primary care nurse practitioner with a master’s degree and at least one year of advanced practice nursing 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, neurobiology, applying psychotherapeutic modalities, individual psychotherapies and management of complex psychiatric illnesses giving the student an evidence­-based framework for comprehensive psychiatric-mental health care.

Certificate Requirements

NURS 975Psychotherapeutic Frameworks and Modalities3
NURS 977Neurobiology of Mental Disorders3
NURS 986Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practicum I2
NURS 978Clinical Psychopharmacology3
NURS 984Differential Diagnosis of Mental Disorders3
NURS 987Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practicum II2
NURS 988Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practicum III2
NURS 989Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practicum IV2
Total Credits20