Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate – Family (Post-MSN)

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Choose the nursing certification that will advance your career as a family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. EKU’s post-masters family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner certificate is ideal for those with current certification as an adult psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist, adult psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, child/adolescent psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist, or child/adolescent psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Graduates are prepared to meet the population’s growing mental health needs in private practice, psychiatric hospitals, mental health clinics and a variety of other environments.

At-A-Glance

Format: 100% online

Credit Hours: 8-10 hours

2017-2018 Tuition: $650 per credit hour

Transfer Credits Accepted: Up to 2 hours                                                    

What sets our program apart?
The online program is designed to provide the convenience of online learning while maintaining the quality and rigor necessary for the student to become an extremely competent and confident psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner upon graduation.

  • 8-week terms
  • Multiple start dates
  • Study any time, from anywhere
  • No campus visits required
  • Full-time and part-time enrollment*
  • Ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the best online graduate nursing programs in the country
    *Availability dependent upon your selected program.

Why choose EKU?
EKU is a regionally-accredited, brick-and-mortar university that is ranked among the nation's best colleges and has been educating students for more than a century. EKU has received numerous honors, including being named one of the best online colleges in the nation and one of the most veteran-friendly campuses.

Curriculum

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Prerequisites   9 hours

Core Course   2 hours

Courses for Those Certified in Adult   6 hours

NOTE: This track only starts in the fall term.

Courses for Those Certified in Child/Adolescent   8 hours

NOTE: This track only starts in the spring term.

Total Hours Required for Degree Completion  8-10 hours

 

For a full list of course descriptions please see section 7 of the university graduate catalog.

 

Application Requirements & Application Process

Please check the authorization status of your state.

 

Course Descriptions

NSC 800 Advanced Practice

(1-6 hours) A. Advanced practice clinical experience. Students will retake for the minimum number of hours required for their specialty option.

830 Advanced Pharmacology

(3 hours)  A.  Prerequisite:  Admission to the MSN program or department approval.  Application of pharmacotherapeutic principles to the treatment and management of conditions across the life span.

832 Advanced Health Assessment

(3 hours) A. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSN program or department approval.  Emphasis is on the advanced skills necessary for Advanced Practice nursing in assessing the health status of clients from across the life span.  Diagnostic reasoning and systems approach will be emphasized.

834 Advanced Pathophysiology

(3 hours) A.  Prerequisite: Admission to the MSN program or department approval.  Application of advanced principles of pathophysiology to the diagnosis and treatment of conditions across the life span.

NSC 880 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner ( PMHNP)

I. (2 hours) A. Prerequisites: NSC 830, 832, 834, 840, and HEA 855, each with a minimum grade of B. Corequisites: NSC 800 and 881. Theoretical and diagnostic knowledge necessary to diagnose and treat psychiatric disorders across the life span. Competencies in working with individuals are developed.

NSC 881 Applied Psychopharmacology

(2 hours) A. Prerequisite: NSC 830, NSC 832, and NSC 834, each with a minimum grade of B. Corequisite: NSC 880. Applies theoretical and diagnostic knowledge related to prescribing psychopharmacological treatment of psychiatric disorders across the life span.

NSC 882 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) II

(2 hours) A. Prerequisite: NSC 880 and 881, each with a minimum grade of B. Corequisite: NSC 800. Theoretical and diagnostic knowledge necessary to diagnose and treat psychiatric disorders across the life span. Competencies in working with families are developed.

NSC 883 Rural PMHNP Child Adolescent

(3 hours) A. Prerequisite: NSC 830, NSC 832, NSC 834, and NSC 881. Current certification as an Adult PMHNP/CS. Co-requisite: NSC 800. Applies theoretical and diagnostic knowledge related to treatment of psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents.

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