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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Postgraduate Certificate (29 credits)
Prepare to become a highly sought-after psychiatric nurse practitioner equipped to serve the needs of a diverse patient population in both classroom and clinical settings with Davenport University’s psychiatric nurse practitioner postgraduate certificate.
Continue to work while you study by earning your online psychiatric nurse practitioner postgraduate certificate through our Global Campus. Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), our psychiatric nurse practitioner certificate will equip you with the problem-solving and critical-thinking skills demanded in today’s advanced nursing roles.
Our nursing programs are led by nursing faculty and staff who are highly qualified clinicians and nurse educators. With these high-quality experiences and instructors, you’ll be positioned to join graduates of Davenport’s nursing programs who have passed their nursing certification exams at rates above the national average.
What is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner?
You may be wondering what exactly a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner does. At the heart of your career, you’ll assess, diagnose and treat the mental health needs of patients of all ages. You may also provide physical and psychosocial assessments as well as emergency psychiatric care.
You’ve likely sought out the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner postgraduate certificate because you wish to help people. As the world faces a crisis in mental health, there’s no better time than now to pursue your certificate from Davenport.
Explore classes for the psychiatric nurse practitioner postgraduate certificate
Courses for the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner postgraduate certificate offer real-world knowledge because the curriculum was created by – and is taught by – experienced, practicing nurse practitioners. Not only will they share their professional experience, but they’ll also provide mentorship and guidance to prepare you for a successful career addressing mental health.
Advanced Nursing Core
|NURS601||MSN Orientation Seminar||0|
|NURS740||Advanced Health Assessment||2|
|NURS740V||Advanced Health Assessment Lab||1|
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Concentration
|NRPY710||Mental Health Diagnosis||3|
|NRPY733C||Mental Health Nursing Clin I||4|
|NRPY746||Pediatric Mental Health||3|
|NRPY747C||Mental Health Nursing Clin II||4|
|NRPY774||Mental Health Lifespan||3|
|NRPY775C||Mental Health Nursing Clin III||4|
|NRPY799||Mental Health Capstone||1|
Which class should I take? When should I take it?
See our Recommended Program Sequences:
Why pursue a psychiatric nurse practitioner postgraduate certificate?
Davenport’s online psychiatric nurse practitioner postgraduate certificate prepares graduates to build on the skills needed to address psychopathology, substance use disorders and behavioral health. You’ll also enhance your counseling and crisis intervention strategies, as well as how to conduct mental health assessments and provide psychiatric care and rehabilitation.
Davenport’s College of Health Professions will give you ample opportunities to network and get to know your nursing peers and faculty through the Davenport Global Campus, which is specially designed to foster valuable connections.
To help relieve some of the financial barriers of going back to school, Davenport will extend a 20% tuition discount if you’re a member of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA).
Convenience of an online nursing post-graduate certificate
Choose a nursing post-graduate certificate that’s 100% online to better accommodate the busy schedules of working nurses.
High certification pass rates
Graduates of the PMHNP are eligible to sit for the ANCC Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner board certification exam and pass at rates higher than the national average.
Gain advanced knowledge and practical skills in small classes that offer individualized attention from highly credentialed faculty.
Prove your skills and knowledge with hands-on nurse practitioner practice, both clinical and academic.
Get started on your psychiatric nurse practitioner postgraduate certificate
Explore the admissions requirements and then take the next step toward the psychiatric nurse practitioner postgraduate certificate.
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Davenport’s admissions team is here to answer your questions. Please call us at 800.686.1600 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Start on the road to a post-graduate nursing certificate and a higher nursing salary as a nurse practitioner. Request more information or begin your application now.
Programs related to the psychiatric nurse practitioner postgraduate certificate
Faculty and staff
Associate Dean: Amy Stahley, PhD, MSN, RN
Department Chair for Nursing: Tracy Alberta, MSN, RN
Nursing Administrative Assistant: TBD
MSN/FNP online faculty
Clinical Coordinator Online FNP: Marlo Schepers, MSN
Online Graduate Faculty: Jessica Abernathy, DNP, WHNP-BC, CNM, FNP-BC, Annette Mannion, MSN, CRNP, IBLC
The master's degree program in nursing at Davenport University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
Applicants are eligible for admission to the postgraduate certificate in psychiatric nurse practitioner at Davenport University if they meet the following minimum requirements:
- A Master of Science in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or better (on a 4.00 scale).
- Official transcripts indicating completion of a master’s degree will be required upon admission.
- Current, unrestricted, registered nursing license, in a U.S. jurisdiction. You must have a current RN license from any state in which you perform clinical coursework.
Students must apply through NursingCAS.org. Frequently asked questions and instructions for using the NursingCAS system are available at https://www.nursingcas.org/ need-help/.
Some programs require a student to complete a portion of their degree plan off-campus.
View a full list of those programs and courses