Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Master's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Master's
Number of Credits to Completion: 34.0; 640 clinical hours
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 2 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Aid eligible

Classification of Instructional (CIP) Code: 51.3810
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 29-1123
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The online Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program prepares practitioners to provide a wide range of services to patients across the lifespan and their families. This certificate is offered to those individuals who have earned a master's degree in nursing and seek further preparation as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Once the certificate program is successfully  completed, students will be eligible to sit for the ANCC's Psychiatric and Mental Health Certification Examination.

The nurse practitioner faculty is committed to quality and excellence in the nurse practitioner (NP) programs. Students meet on campus for mandatory On-Campus Intensive (OCI) learning experiences, simulation, and evaluation. OCI visits occur 2-4 times during the clinical portion of the program and range from 2-3 days. Mandatory on-campus visits each quarter are essential to students transitioning into the NP role.

During the On-Campus Intensives, students engage in simulated clinical learning experiences conducted in the College of Nursing and Health Professions' state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary patient simulation lab. These visits provide direct guidance and mentoring from faculty, as well as the opportunity to collaborate with peers.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
Support Courses
NURS 548Advanced Pathophysiology3.0
NURS 549Advanced Pharmacology3.0
NURS 550Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning 4.0
Concentration Courses
NURS 555Psychopharmacology Across the Lifespan3.0
NURS 592PMHNP I: Advanced Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Theoretical Foundations and Psychopathology I5.0
NURS 593PMHNP II: Advanced Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Theoretical Foundations and Psychopathology II5.0
NURS 594PMHNP III: Advanced Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Theoretical Foundations and Psychopathology III5.0
NURS 595PMHNP IV: Adv Mental Hlth NP Management and Care of Clients in Diverse Pop Across the Lifespan5.0
NURS 664Professional Issues for Nurse Practitioners1.0
Total Credits34.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
Term 1Credits
NURS 548Advanced Pathophysiology3.0
NURS 549Advanced Pharmacology3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 2
NURS 555Psychopharmacology Across the Lifespan3.0
 Term Credits3.0
Term 3
NURS 550Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning 4.0
NURS 664Professional Issues for Nurse Practitioners1.0
 Term Credits5.0
Term 4
NURS 592PMHNP I: Advanced Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Theoretical Foundations and Psychopathology I5.0
 Term Credits5.0
Second Year
Term 1
NURS 593PMHNP II: Advanced Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Theoretical Foundations and Psychopathology II5.0
 Term Credits5.0
Term 2
NURS 594PMHNP III: Advanced Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Theoretical Foundations and Psychopathology III5.0
 Term Credits5.0
Term 3
NURS 595PMHNP IV: Adv Mental Hlth NP Management and Care of Clients in Diverse Pop Across the Lifespan5.0
 Term Credits5.0
Total Credit: 34.0

Additional Information

For more information about this program, visit Drexel's MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs web page.

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