Postgraduate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Online PMHNP) Healing the Whole Person


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100% online,* 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

As a nursing professional, you know that a holistic approach is often needed for a person’s healing. We strive to help nursing professionals get the specialized mental health training necessary to minister to all of their patients’ needs. That’s why 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 is designed to help establish further advanced training in mental health. You can be equipped to support patient outcomes while providing a pathway to sit for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) certification.

*Some exclusions apply. Please refer to our exclusions page for more information.

Licensure requirements may vary and are subject to change without notice. View your state’s requirements here: licensure/certification requirements.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

If you are looking for a 100% online post master’s PMHNP program, then look no further than Liberty University’s advanced, postgraduate training program. Our post-graduate certificate in mental health nurse practitioner is designed with flexibility in mind so you can complete your certificate while maintaining your work and family commitments.

In addition to flexibility, you can complete your post master’s PMHNP certificate in as little as 1 year! This makes our program one of the shortest PMHNP certificate programs that you can pursue. Your courses are designed to maximize your learning while minimizing the length of the class. With this flexibility, you can focus on what matters to you.

Liberty University is also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), so you can be confident that you are pursuing a world-class education.

As you are considering PMHNP certificate programs online, you may be wondering what sets Liberty apart from other schools. As a Christian university, our mission is Training Champions for Christ. We strive to fulfill this mission by equipping nursing professionals with the mental health support skills they need to meet the emotional and spiritual needs of patients. All of our online content is created with a Christian worldview in mind. We want to equip you with a rigorous, evidence-based approach to mental health nursing practice, grounded in biblical principles.

After you finish your post master’s psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program, you may be better prepared to sit for the PMHNP certification exam. You may also be able to apply your credits to one of our doctoral programs.


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and the postgraduate APRN certificate program at Liberty University School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

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Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees.

For questions about the accreditation of Liberty University, please contact:
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Inquiries about the institution itself, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Liberty University.

Like other online psychiatric nurse practitioner programs, our certificate can provide you with advanced, doctoral-level coursework and training. You can learn about nursing-oriented mental health approaches to neurological conditions and mental disorders. Your courses will emphasize treatment and practical application of psychiatric theory.

Our program differs from others because we are committed to biblical principles. Our program can prepare you to be a nurse practitioner who practices Christian ethical standards when providing mental health services to patients across the lifespan.

Your training will culminate in a comprehensive exam that can ensure you are prepared to provide mental health support in the field of nursing. This exam can also determine if you are equipped to sit for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) certification.

Certificate Completion Plan (PDF)

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $300 per credit hour for Executive Certificate courses
  • Roll credits into the corresponding doctoral degree
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)