Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Admission Requirements

Admission Standards for Post – Graduate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program include:

  1. Complete a Graduate School Admission Application form.
  2. Graduate of a nationally accredited school of nursing National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  3. Earned Master of Science Degree in Nursing or Doctorate Degree with specialty as nurse practitioner: population foci such as family, pediatrics, acute, and adult/geriatrics.
  4. Current, unencumbered RN license issued in an approved state. Please submit a copy of your RN license to
  5. Current, unencumbered APRN Nurse Practitioner license issued in an approved state. Please submit a copy of your APRN license to
  6. If a past sanction or disciplinary action exists on a professional license, the applicant may be contacted by the Nursing Admissions Review Committee for further explanation.
  7. Verification of professional certification as an advanced practice nurse (Nurse Practitioner): submit to
  8. GPA 3.0 or above in all previous graduate course work.
  9. Official Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions.
  10. Contact information for one recommendation - professional/academic/personal.
  11. Writing Sample (not to exceed 3000 words) – A document discussing introduction world-view, professional experience goals and vision.
  12. Verification of practicum hours from graduate program director.
  13. TOEFL if applicable.
  14. CPR Certification American Heart Association BLS for Health Care Providers with AED.
  15. An interview may be requested for selected applicants. Please note that not all applicants will be requested to interview with the School of Nursing. Interviews can be conducted remotely, as needed.
  16. Background, drug and fingerprint screening.
  17. Immunization/Physical Exam Form.
  18. Ability to meet Essential Attributes Requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Provide integrated mental health care including substance use, and co-morbid physical and mental disorders through screening, assessment diagnosis, treatment/management for clients across the lifespan.
  • Lead interprofessional collaborative practice initiatives to provide mental health care services, advocacy, and policy to promote awareness of mental healthcare disorders and illnesses to improve client safety and quality of care.
  • Utilize technology and information literacy to apply a scientific foundation to professional mental healthcare practice.
  • Integrate the Christian world view into ethical standards to deliver mental health care to diverse populations.
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