Postgraduate Certificate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
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100% online, 8-week courses
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Jan 13, 2020
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Expand Your Patient Care with Liberty’s Postgraduate Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

As a nursing professional, you know that a holistic approach is often needed for a person’s healing. 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.

CCNE Accredited

At this time, our Postgraduate Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner is unable to accept students residing in the following states: Colorado, Delaware, Maine, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. An RN and Nurse Practitioner license from an approved state is required for admission.

 

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Liberty University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).


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

With Liberty University’s 100% online course format, you can pursue advanced, postgraduate 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 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.

Required Courses

  • NURS 751 – Neurobiology and Differential Diagnosis of Mental Disorders

  • NURS 752 – Clinical Psychopharmacology

  • NURS 753 – Psychotherapeutic Theories, Frameworks Modalities

  • NURS 754 – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner Practicum I: Adult/Gero

  • NURS 755 – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner Practicum II: Pediatrics/Family

  • NURS 821 – Comprehensive Exam: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

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Certificate Information
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements
Doctoral Webinar

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 1% 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.
  • The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Liberty University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
  • Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
  • Opportunity to sit for the 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.
  • You can complete the online psychiatric mental health NP certificate in as little as three semesters!
  • You may apply many credits earned in this certificate toward a relevant doctoral degree.

Program Information for the Psychiatric Mental Health NP Certificate

  • The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Liberty University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
  • This certificate falls under the School of Nursing.
  • This certificate contains a comprehensive examination.
  • This program will require a background check.
  • Download the Certificate Completion Plan.

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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times

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

Applicants must have a regionally or nationally accredited BSN and MSN (or DNP) with GPAs of 3.0 or above for admission in good standing. Students must also be able to demonstrate that they have graduated from a CCNE or ACEN approved program, and that their MSN (or DNP) has an approved advanced practice specialty. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions related information. An interview may be requested for selected applicants.

At this time, our Postgraduate Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner is unable to accept students residing in the following states: Colorado, Delaware, Maine, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. An RN and Nurse Practitioner license from an approved state is required for admission.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts 
  • One reference contact
  • Writing sample
  • Current and active RN license from an approved state
  • Active APRN license issued from an approved state
  • Verification of professional certification as an advanced practice nurse (Nurse Practitioner)
  • 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.

Doctoral Nursing Information and Q&A Webinar

Below is an archived recording of the doctoral nursing informational webinar. Please note that this webinar covers all nursing doctoral programs. If you have further questions about a specific program, please request information.

Certificate In Psychiatric Mental Health NP Doctoral Webinar

Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times