The Post-MSN Certificate – Psychiatric Mental health Nurse Practitioner
- Develop advanced clinical practice expertise to affect positive health care outcomes with individuals, families, populations, and systems, particularly in rural and underserved areas.
- Evaluate theory and research for the application of evidence-based practice to health care provided by advanced practice nurses.
- Employ critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills in the application of advanced practice nursing knowledge to develop plans of care that promote health, reduce risk, and manage the illness trajectory.
- Employ effective communication and technology within the multidisciplinary collaborative context of advanced practice nursing.
- Demonstrate advanced leadership, advocacy, consultation and citizenship activities to improve health care delivery and effect change in professional and political realms.
- Incorporate human caring values, ethical principles, and cultural and spiritual sensitivity in all aspects of the advanced practice nursing role.
- Demonstrate role responsibility and accountability in all professional endeavors within the scope of advanced practice nursing.
Program Contact Information:
Linda J. Tuck, DNP, ANP-BC
Graduate Program Director
Specific Admission Policies
The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certificate student will be admitted in Non-degree status and ineligible to enroll in other graduate courses unless admitted to that program. Only grades of “B” or better earned in the certificate are eligible for application to the nursing doctorate if the individual is later admitted to the Post MSN DNP degree program.
A student admitted Non-Degree to the Post-MSN Nurse Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate option must have an overall 3.0 GPA, with the minimum of a “B” letter grade in each course in order to earn the certificate. Students will become academically ineligible to continue course work if a grade of “C”, “D”, “F”, or “WF” is earned in any of the nurse practitioner courses. Students must also meet any applicable College of Graduate Studies progression policies