2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 01, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate


This post-MSN certificate prepares advanced practice nurses for a career as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Advanced practice nursing involves the delivery of care, management of resources, interdisciplinary collaboration, and application of technology, information systems, knowledge, and critical thinking.

Campus Code

Distance Education

Graduate Certificate Type

Stand-Alone

Add-On (concurrently with another degree in rare cases)

Admissions Standards/Procedures

A master’s degree in nursing is required for admission.

Academic Standards

The College of Nursing will observe the following grading scale:

A   =  92 – 100 4 quality points
B+ =  88 – 91 3.3 quality points
B   =  83 – 87 3 quality points
C+ =  78 – 82 2.3 quality points
C   =  75 – 77 2 quality points
D   =  67 – 74 1 quality point
F   =  66 or below 0 quality points

Credit Hours Required

Minimum of 12 graduate credit hours

Required Courses

  • NURS 519   (3 credit hours)
  • NURS 655   (4 credit hours)
  • NURS 656   (5 credit hours)
  • NURS 657   (4 credit hours)
  • NURS 658   (5 credit hours)
  • Plus additional credit hours determined by the college and chosen in consultation with the certificate advisor