Graduate Certificate: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

College of Nursing

Program Overview

Are you passionate about helping patients navigate and improve their mental health? The University of Tennessee offers a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (NP) Graduate Certificate that teaches MSN and DNP-prepared nurses how to care for those with acute and chronic mental health problems. This is an online Psychiatric Mental Health NP program that requires onsites twice per semester. Throughout the program, you will learn mental health theories in the classroom and work with preceptors in the clinical setting.

Credit Hours

16-25 depending on academic record, clinical experience, and objectives

Cost Per Credit Hour*

In-State $700 + Fees

Out-of-State $775 + Fees

Modality

Synchronous

Admission Terms

Summer

*Cost per credit hour is an estimate based on maintenance and university fees. Some programs may have additional course fees. Please contact your department for additional information on any related fees, and visit Tuition and Fees in Detail at One Stop.

Expand Your Nursing Knowledge in Psychiatric Mental Health  

Distance Education (DE) programs in the College of Nursing that lead to professional licensure or that require clinical placements or clinical coursework must abide by board and state regulations in the state where the student resides and/or will be completing the clinical experiences.

Students who reside outside of Tennessee who plan to complete a clinical placement in a state other than Tennessee, will need to take additional steps to comply with the requirements of that state. Before applying to and beginning a program, you should become familiar with your state’s licensing and professional requirements and that of the state in which you plan to reside as a practitioner. You may also reach out to the College of Nursing and speak to an advisor by calling (865) 974-7606. The university cannot guarantee that its DE programs in the College of Nursing will meet all the requirements for licensure in any particular state. If the student moves from the state of Tennessee after admission to the program, continuation in the program will depend on the availability of the program within the new state where the student physically resides. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the UT College of Nursing of a change in physical residence.

Distance Education programs at the University of Tennessee cannot currently admit students from the state of California.

You can find additional information about pre-licensure distance education requirements in individual states, visit the website of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).

The PMH nurse practitioner graduate certificate program is designed for MSN and DNP-prepared nurses who desire an additional certification as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Graduates are prepared to care for people with both acute and chronic mental health problems. Students examine mental health theories in the classroom and work with preceptors in the clinical setting to develop reasoning, patient assessment, and patient management skills.

Featured Courses

Some courses in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate program are as follows:

NURS 658: Clinical Practice PMHNP II

Clinical practice in the role of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner of complex mental health disorders and the practice of individual, group, and family therapy across the life span.

NURS 656: Clinical Practice: PMHNP I

Clinical practice in the role of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in a variety of settings across the lifespan.

NURS 655: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner I

Application of advanced assessment, treatment, and management of mental health disorders across the life span. The role of the psychiatric health advanced practice nurse is emphasized.

NURS 663: Psychopharmacology in Advanced Practice

Analyze the neurobiological basis of mental health disorders and the use of psychopharmacological agents to modify symptoms and outcomes across the lifespan.

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