The University of New Hampshire's Post-Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Certificate is for the advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) looking to gain the knowledge and skills to evaluate and treat mental health needs within a variety of patient care settings.
WHY GET A PSYCHIATRIC-MENTAL HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE?
The Post-Master’s Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program will prepare the advanced practice nurse (APN) with the knowledge, skills, and competencies to assess, diagnose, and treat mental health care patients across the lifespan. The program is designed for the licensed APN who has a master’s degree or doctoral degree and at least one year of APN clinical experience. Courses are founded on evidence-based approaches to care management and learning strategies with a commitment to student success and continuous quality improvement embedded within the process.
WHY CHOOSE UNH’S PSYCHIATRIC-MENTAL HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONER PROGRAM?
This full-time, online graduate certificate program combines the convenience of online learning with high and low-fidelity simulation experiences, competency-based education, and guidance of expert faculty. Didactic coursework is completed prior to transitioning into an immersive clinical practicum experience through a minimum of 750 clinical hours and participate in three intensives (one virtual and two on-campus) scheduled throughout the program. It’s possible to complete the program in as few as 16 months, and you can begin during the fall or spring term. Upon successful program completion, you’ll be eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) certification examination
- College health
- Community mental health
- Consultation liaison
- Correctional facilities
- Extended care facilities
- Inpatient mental health care
- Integrated behavioral health
- Private practice
- Substance use disorder treatment
- Telehealth services