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Psychiatric Mental Health Certificate

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Carlos Urrutia
currutia@fsu.edu
(850) 644-5638

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Psychiatric Mental Health Certificate web site.

The online Psychiatric Mental Health Certificate is a post-masters/post-DNP certification program available to certified Family/Adult Nurse Practitioner graduates who would like to gain additional knowledge in advanced practice psychiatric mental health nursing of family. Incoming graduate students must have the taken the following graduate level courses prior to starting the program: Advance Health Assessment, Advance Pathophysiology, and Advance Pharmacology. The certificate will allow the graduate to obtain the Psychiatric Mental Health Certification.

The program prepares students to provide comprehensive and integrative psychiatric mental health care to those in need of psychiatric services, as well as those who are at risk.

The program has 23 graduate level credits of mental health theory and 540 hours of supervised clinical experiences in three psychotherapeutic treatment modalities (individual, group and family) and encompasses treatment across the life span, from childhood through senescence. Adult NP are required to take an additional 3 hour Pediatric course. The rational for this requirement stems from the ANCC Consensus Model APRN Consensus Model and Licensure, Accreditation, Certification, Education (LACE) which has adopted a lifespan approach for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner PMH APRN certification, which includes preparing PMH-APRN to care for individuals, family, groups, and communities from pre-birth until death.

Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Method of Delivery

Internet

Time or Location Requirements

All courses are online; therefore, 100% of the instruction delivery will be asynchronously. This certificate is open to in-state and out of state residents.

Time to Completion

Four semesters

Careers

The program prepares students to provide comprehensive and integrative psychiatric mental health care to those in need of psychiatric services, as well as those who are at risk.

Fees

The cost of this program is equal to tuition and fees for the Academic Year 2018-19 as stated on the Student Business Services website, plus a per credit hour distance learning fee (fees vary by course). Contact the department for more specific fee information relative to student status and location.



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