Post-Master Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
The post master’s certificate (PMC) in psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) provides the didactic and clinical education necessary to master’s prepared registered nurses (RNs) to become psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners. This program prepares the certificate holder to 1). apply advanced practice skills, abilities and knowledge to promote optimal mental health across the lifespan; 2). apply advanced practice knowledge on differential diagnosis and disease management in patients across the lifespan who are at risk for, or have psychiatric/mental health illness, including the use and prescription of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions; 3). provide culturally competent, population-based psychotherapeutic treatment modalities, and 4). demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities to sit for a PMHNP National Certification Examination.
For more information on the program, contact the College of Nursing at Northwestern State University.