A Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) is an advanced practice nurse that seeks to improve mental health care and the overall health status of communities. With a focus on lifetime care for individuals, PMHNPs are committed to promoting mental health through assessment, diagnosis and treatment of behavioral problems, mental disorders and comorbid conditions.
In Frontier Nursing University’s Post-Graduate Certificate (PGC) program, you will build skills in leadership, clinical scholarship, evidence-based practice and clinical evaluation. The PGC is an excellent option if you hold an MSN and would like to add a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification. Upon completing the PGC curriculum, you have the option to transition to the Companion Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program via a direct admission process.
You must have a master’s or higher degree in nursing and currently hold national certification in one of the following advance practice registered nurse specialties to apply to the PGC program:
- Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP)
- Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM)
- Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
- Geriatric-Adult Nurse Practitioner (GANP)
- Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (GNP)
- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)
- Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
- Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner (WHCNP)
- Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)
- Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP)
Graduates of other types of nursing master’s programs may apply for transfer credit, but are not eligible for the Post-Graduate Certificate option.