This full-time graduate certificate program combines the convenience of online learning with clinical practicum experience through a minimum of 500 clinical hours and two 2-day on-campus residencies. During both residencies, students participate in Observed Standardized Clinical Examinations (OSCEs). Graduates are eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification exam.
Post-Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate
Credit Hours: 16
Program Length: 12 months
Cost: $770 / $845 per credit
The University of New Hampshire's Post-Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Certificate is for primary care nurse practitioners who are looking to gain the knowledge and skills to evaluate and treat mental health needs within a variety of patient care settings.
What is psychiatric mental health?
If you’re a primary care nurse practitioner looking to become certified to evaluate and treat the mental health needs of patients, our post-master’s graduate certificate in psychiatric mental health is for you. You’ll learn to care for the psychiatric and mental health needs of patients throughout the lifespan while ensuring patient safety through appropriate treatment plans. Gain the skills to explain the risks and benefits of treatments to patients and their families, and to advocate for complex patient and family medicolegal rights and issues. You’ll also have the knowledge to consult with healthcare providers and others to enhance quality and cost-effective services.
Why study psychiatric mental health at UNH?
This full-time, low-residency graduate certificate program combines the convenience of online learning with clinical practicum experience through a minimum of 500 clinical hours and two on-campus residencies. It’s possible to complete the program in as few as 12 months, and you’ll be able to start during the fall or spring. After earning your certificate, you’ll be qualified to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination.
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