Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Graduate Certificate

College of Nursing
Henderson Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-7930
nursing@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/nursing


Description

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner graduate certificate prepares nurses who have a graduate nursing degree the additional specialized knowledge that will prepare them for the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner role. The certificate meets the educational requirements for the national certification examination.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Active, unrestricted registered nurse license in the state in which practicum hours will be completed
  • Master's degree in nursing or a doctorate in nursing practice from an accredited nursing program
  • Minimum 3.000 graduate GPA on a 4.000 scale
  • Résumé or vita
  • Transcript(s) of all previous graduate coursework
    • Transcript(s) must indicate completion of graduate-level courses in advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology and advanced health assessment, with a minimum B grade earned in each course. Applicants who do not meet the grade requirement for advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology and advanced health assessment may be considered for a conditional admission.
    • For applicants who have not practiced as an advanced practice registered nurse within the two-year period preceding application to the certificate, completion of graduate-level courses in advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology and advanced health assessment must not be greater than five years old at the time of the student's first semester of course registration in the certificate.
  • Syllabi of all courses to considered for transfer in the gap analysis
  • Three letters of reference from health care professionals or faculty members
  • English language proficiency requirements for international students (effective spring 2018):
    • Minimum 83 TOEFL IBT score
    • Minimum 560 TOEFL PBT score
    • Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
    • Minimum 78 MELAB score
    • Minimum 55 PTE score

For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Disclosure statement for this certificate.

Program Requirements

Certificate Requirements

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Certificate Requirements
NURS 60012ADVANCED MENTAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND PSYCHOPATHOLOGY 4
NURS 60051NEUROBIOLOGY AND PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY OF MAJOR PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS 4
NURS 60151INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY 3
NURS 60251FAMILY AND GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY 3
NURS 60353INDIVIDUAL, ORGANIZATION AND COMMUNITY CONSULTATION 3
NURS 61592INDIVIDUAL THERAPY PRACTICUM 2
NURS 62592MEDICATION MANAGEMENT AND INDIVIDUAL THERAPY PRACTICUM 2
NURS 63592FAMILY AND GROUP THERAPY 2
NURS 64592PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICUM IV: NURSE PRACTITIONER ROLE 2
Minimum Total Credit Hours:25

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Certificate GPA
3.000