2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 26, 2020  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate


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The PMH nurse practitioner graduate certificate program is designed for MSN and DNP-prepared nurses who desire an additional certification as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Graduates are prepared to care for people with both acute and chronic mental health problems. Students examine mental health theories in the classroom and work with preceptors in the clinical setting to develop reasoning, patient assessment, and patient management skills.

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 663   (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

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