Post Graduate Psychiatric Nursing Capstone Certificate

The School of Nursing offers a post graduate capstone certificate in psychiatric mental health nursing. The goal of the certificate is to prepare advanced practice nurses who are eligible to sit for national certification in psychiatric mental health practice. The option recognizes the role that advanced practice nurses play in helping to address the serious need for psychiatric mental health services. The emphasis of the program is on meeting the psychiatric mental health needs of individuals from rural and underserved populations.

Coursework is delivered primarily in an online format with periodic face-to-face sessions. Clinical experiences may be arranged close to a student’s home community and will include periodic face-to-face seminar sessions.

Students who successfully complete all program requirements are eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification examination.


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