Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Post-Master's Certificate

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Certification option at St. Catherine University provides an educational route for nurse practitioners who already hold a master’s degree in nursing with certification in an existing primary care nurse practitioner population focus who seek a second area of specialization in psychiatric mental health.  Students will build upon their advanced practice nursing knowledge and engage in courses that will prepare them to provide psychiatric mental health care to patients needing mental health assessment, case management, and ongoing clinical management.


NURS 7560Clinical Psychopharmacology Across the Lifespan2
NURS 7570Neurobiology & Psychopathologic Disorders Across the Lifespan2
NURS 7510Assessment, Diagnosis and EBM of Psychiatric Mental Health Conditions for Adults and Older Adults3
NURS 7515Psychotherapeutic Interventions Across the Lifespan - Clinical I1
NURS 7580The Business of Providing Care to Patients with Pscychiatric-Mental Health Disorders1
NURS 7590Holistic Interventions for Patients with Psychiatric Mental Health Disorders1
NURS 7520Assessment, Diagnosis and EBP Managment of Psychiatric and Mental Health Conditions for Children and Families3
NURS 7525Psychotherapeutic Interventions Across the Lifespan: PMHNP Clinical II3
NURS 7530Role of the PMHNP - Integrated Care Across the Lifespan3
NURS 7535Psychotherapeutic Interventions Across the Lifespan:PMHNP Clinical III2
Total Credits21

Important Technical Standards

For successful admission and continuance in St. Catherine University’s pre-licensure nursing programs, a specific set of essential cognitive, sensory, communication, psychomotor, and behavioral/ emotional/spiritual health abilities are required to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

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