Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP) graduate certificate is an opportunity for experienced advanced practice nurses who have earned, or are in the process of earning, a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree to expand their existing scope of practice by developing the knowledge and skills to assess, diagnose and manage issues related to mental health and substance abuse.

This graduate certificate is for individuals who are looking to expand their existing scope of practice as an APRN and are currently a clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner or nurse anesthetist.

Students who are interested in psychiatric and mental health study but are not yet advanced practice nurses, including nurse educators, nurse informaticists and nurse leaders, should apply through our Doctor of Nursing Practice program:


A faculty adviser will help you develop an individualized plan of study to complete the PMHNP graduate certificate, including completing a gap analysis based on prior graduate coursework you have completed.

National Certifications

After successful completion of the PMHNP graduate certificate, you are eligible to sit for the Family PMHNP examination through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).