Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate

There is a steady demand for well-trained, professional, mental health providers who can make a difference in healthcare as psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners (PMHNP). Can you answer that call?

At USF, earn your certificate and get the special training, skills, and confidence you need to care for patients with psychiatric disorders, post-traumatic stress, organic brain disorders, and substance abuse issues. As a PMH nurse you will develop nursing diagnoses and plan for care through the nursing process. Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses offer primary care services to a wide-ranging population.

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Post-Master’s Certificate (29 – 38 semester hours)

Federal Gainful Employment Information

Advanced Practice Core: (14 semester hours)
NURS 620 Advanced Pathophysiology (4)
NURS 621 Advanced Pharmacology (4)
NURS 622 Advanced Assessment (4)
NURS 651 Pharmacotherapeutics in Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing (4)

Specialty Curriculum: (15 semester hours)
NURS 653 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Clinical Mgmt I (5)
NURS 654 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Clinical Mgmt II (5)
NURS 655 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Clinical Mgmt III (5)

Optional Support Courses: (9 semester hours)
NURS 643 Teaching in Nursing (3)
NURS 644 Nursing Education Methods and Measurements (3)
NURS 645 Nursing Education Practicum (3)

Click here for the free application to the program (look for Graduate Certificate Application for Admission on the page).