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Postgraduate Certificate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
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100% Online, 8 Week Format
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January 14th, 2019
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Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Expand Your Patient Care with Liberty’s Postgraduate Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

As a nursing professional, you know that to help people heal, a holistic approach is often needed. To help nursing professionals get the specialized mental health training they need to minister to all of their patients’ needs, Liberty University developed the 100% online Postgraduate Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. For nursing professionals with master’s or doctoral training as a nurse practitioner, this certificate will help establish further advanced training in mental health that will support patient outcomes while providing a pathway to sit for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Certification. 

*At this time, the Postgraduate Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner is unable to accept students outside of the state of Virginia. 


Why Choose Liberty’s Online Postgraduate Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner?

With Liberty University’s fully-accredited, 100% online course format, you can pursue advanced, post-graduate level training in mental health without requiring a visit to campus. Liberty’s flexible and affordable 8-week format will give you the structure you need to complete your coursework quickly while staying connected at work, at home, and in your community. As a Christian university, Liberty’s mission is to Train Champions for Christ, and we fulfill our mission by equipping nursing professionals with the mental health support skills they need to meet the emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of patients. With this goal in mind, Liberty’s fully-accredited online content is delivered from a Christian worldview, giving you a rigorous and evidence-based approach to mental health nursing practice that is grounded in biblical principles.


What Will You Learn in our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program?

Our 100% online postgraduate certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health NP is designed to prepare nurse practitioners with a commitment to Christian ethical standards to provide mental health care services to clients across the lifespan. To this end, the course content of this certificate covers advanced, doctoral-level nursing-oriented mental health approaches to neurological conditions and mental disorders with an emphasis on treatment and practical application of psychiatric theory. This training culminates in a comprehensive exam that will ensure students who complete this certificate are prepared to provide mental health support in the field of nursing and will be equipped to sit for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Certification.

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Program Highlights of the Online Postgraduate Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health NP

  • By earning your online Postgraduate Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health NP from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • This Post-Graduate certificate is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
  • Opportunity to sit for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Certification upon completion.
  • As an online student, you will have the opportunity to network with leaders and experts in health sciences and healthcare from across the country.
  • Students can complete the online Psychiatric Mental Health NP certificate in as little as two semesters!
  • You may apply many credits earned in this certificate toward a relevant Doctoral Degree.

Program Information for the Psychiatric Mental Health NP Certificate

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Admission Requirements for Our Online Postgraduate Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health NP

Applicants must have a 3.0 or above cumulative combined GPA for all accredited colleges previously attended. A regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree are required for admission in good standing. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information. 

*At this time, the Postgraduate Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner is unable to accept students outside of the state of Virginia. 

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts 
  • One Reference Contact
  • Practicum Hour Verification Form
  • Writing Sample
  • Current and Active RN License
  • Active APRN license and Active National Certification for Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical APRN Education – Must have graduate-level courses in three areas: health assessment accross the lifespan, pathophysiology, and pharmacology.
  • American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers with AED
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

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