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Post-MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner


Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post Graduate Certificate track (PMHNP) is an online program that will prepare graduates to provide comprehensive mental health services to diverse populations in the primary care setting. The psychiatric mental health certificate program combines theory, practice, and therapeutic interventions to promote the highest level of care in the mental health community.  The program includes 500 hours of clinical practicum, to be completed within a variety of clinical settings. Graduates of the PMHNP track will meet the requirements of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and will be eligible to take the PMHNP certification examination. The psychiatric mental health certificate program at Wilmington University has been developed for nurses who have a master's degree, and are nationally certified, licensed family nurse practitioners. 

 

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Competencies

  1. Demonstrate competence in management of patient mental health/ illness.
  2. Employ evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to guide screening activities; identify health promotion needs; and provide anticipatory guidance and counseling addressing environmental, lifestyles, and developmental issues to manage mental health conditions.
  3. Plan and implement diagnostic strategies and therapeutic interventions to help patients with unstable and complex health care problems regain stability and restore mental health in collaboration with the patient and multidisciplinary health care team.

24 Credits-500 Clinical Hours

MSN 8348 Psychopharmacology for the Advanced Practice Nurse Across the Lifespan

MSN 8349 Therapeutic Modalities and Psychiatric Conditions Across the Lifespan

MSN 8350 Psychiatric Mental Health Conditions and Therapeutic Interventions Across the Lifespan I

MSN 8351 Psychiatric Mental Health Conditions and Therapeutic Interventions Across the Lifespan II

MSN 8352 Psychiatric Mental Health Management of Serious Conditions in Vulnerable Populations Across the Lifespan: Family/Group

MSN 8353 Certificate Psychiatric Mental Health Practicum I (100 Clinical Hours)

MSN 8354 Certificate Psychiatric Mental Health Practicum II (200 Clinical Hours)

MSN 8355 Certificate Psychiatric Mental Health Practicum III (200 Clinical Hours)



This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2021-2022 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2021 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.