Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate

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This certificate will prepare you to work with and care for individuals experiencing a variety of mental health conditions.

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What You'll Learn

  • Psychopharmacology Across the Lifespan 2 Credit Hours
  • Advanced Psychopathological Disorders and Assessment Strategies 2 Credit Hours
  • Advanced Psychopathological Disorders and Assessment Strategies: Clinical 2 Credit Hours
  • Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Across the Lifespan 1: Adolescents and Children 3 Credit Hours
  • Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Across the Lifespan 1: Adolescents and Children: Clinical 3 Credit Hours
  • APRN Clinical Immersion 3 Credit Hours
  • Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Across the Lifespan 2: Adult and Older Adult 3 Credit Hours
  • Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Across the Lifespan 2: Adult and Older Adult: Clinical 4 Credit Hours

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Course Catalog

  • Master’s degree in nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice or PhD in Nursing from a regionally accredited university and nationally accredited nursing program.
  • Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, minimum nursing courses 3.0 GPA.
  • No GRE required; however, applicants who score less than 3.0 (cumulative and nursing) on a 4.0 scale must provide acceptable GRE scores of 50th percentile on both verbal and quantitative sections and 4.0 on the analytical writing section.
  • Current National Board Certification as Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner and/or Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner through AANP, ANCC or PNCB.
  • Successful completion of Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology and Advanced Health Assessment within 5 years prior to starting the program.
  • Unencumbered, current Florida Licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN).
  • Required documents below may be submitted directly to PBA admissions or through NursingCAS* at
    • Official Transcripts from all schools attended
    • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • Three letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s academic ability and leadership potential, including one from a current supervisor
    • GRE scores if applicable
    • Current and active Florida APRN license
    • Personal statement supporting future goals, faith, and interest in obtaining this certificate (no more than 500 words)

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