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Psychiatric Mental Health Certificate

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Susan Porterfield
sporterfield@fsu.edu
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This Psychiatric Mental Health Certificate Program has a focus on advanced practice psychiatric mental health nursing as a specialty area. A multi-theoretical model is used to examine issues relevant to mental health and illness throughout the life span. 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 supervised clinical experiences in three psychotherapeutic treatment modalities (individual, group and family) and encompasses treatment across the life span, from childhood through senescence. This is a post-master's/post DNP Family/Adult Nurse Practitioner program that once completed allows the student to sit for the Psychiatric Mental Health Certification examination.

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.

Core Courses

These courses may not be offered every semester.

  • NGR5503 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: Individual Psychotherapy (3)
    his course provides didactic experiences in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of clients across the lifespan who are experiencing acute and/or chronic psychiatric disorders. Emphasis is placed on evidenced-based practice and the utilization of theoretical and conceptual models for assessing, planning, and treating major psychiatric disorders. Moreover, emphasis is given to promoting, maintaining, and restoring wellness to individual clients of all ages. Holistic therapeutic approaches are used to enhance the functioning of diverse individuals across the lifespan.
  • NGR5503L Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: Individual Psychotherapy Clinical Lab (3)
    This course provides clinical experiences in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of clients across the lifespan who are experiencing acute and/or chronic psychiatric disorders. Emphasis is placed on evidenced-based practice and the utilization of theoretical and conceptual models for assessing, planning, and treating major psychiatric disorders. Moreover, emphasis is given to promoting, maintaining, and restoring wellness to individual clients of all ages. Holistic therapeutic approaches are used to enhance the functioning of diverse individuals across the lifespan.
  • NGR5930 Special Topics in Nursing (3)
    This course consists of seminar topics that may include advanced technique in critical care nursing, emphasis on special populations, emphasis on specific identified nursing phenomena. May be repeated to a maximum of nine semester hours.

Total Credit Hours

23

Prerequisites

The following requirements for non-degree seeking psychiatric mental health certificate program (note that these are minimum requirements to be considered for admission)

  1. Possess a Masters of Science in Nursing or Doctorate of Nursing Practice for Family or Adult Nurse Practitioner from a nationally accredited program
  2. Official graduate transcript with a minimum of 3.0 GPA
  3. Resume or CV
  4. 2 letters of recommendation
  5. Graduate level courses of at least 3 credits each in: Advance Pharmacology, Advance Health Assessment, and Advance Pathophysiology
  6. Unencumbered ARNP License
  7. Be a certified Family or Adult Nurse Practitioner

Program Requirements

A certificate student must maintain a cumulative grade point of at least 3.0 in all graduate courses. No course hours with a grade below "C" will be credited for this certificate. All clinical practica/labs must be completed with a Satisfactory.

The entering graduate student must have the following graduate level courses prior to starting the program: Advanced Health Assessment, Advance Pathophysiology, and Advance Pharmacology.

Semester 1: (6 semester hours and 45 clinical hours) Advanced Psychiatric Assessment and Diagnostics (3 SH and 45 clinical hours) Psychopharmacology for Psychiatric Nursing (3 SH)

Semester 2: (6 semester hours and 135 clinical hours) Psychiatric/MH Nurse Practitioner 1: Individual Psychotherapy (3 credit hours) Psychiatric/MH NP I Lab: Individual Psychotherapy (3) (135 clinical hours)

Semester 3: (6 semester hours and 135 clinical hours) Psychiatric/MH Nurse Practitioner 1I: Family and Group Psychotherapy (3) Psychiatric/MH NP II Lab: Family and Group Psychotherapy (3) (135 Clinical hours)

Semester 4: (5 semester hours and 225 clinical hours) Practicum - Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (5 credit-225 clinical hours)

Total of 23 Credit hours and 540 clinical hours

Fees

The cost of this program is equal to tuition and fees for the Academic Year 2017-18 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.

Summer 2017 Course Offerings

  • NGR5503 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: Individual Psychotherapy (3)
    his course provides didactic experiences in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of clients across the lifespan who are experiencing acute and/or chronic psychiatric disorders. Emphasis is placed on evidenced-based practice and the utilization of theoretical and conceptual models for assessing, planning, and treating major psychiatric disorders. Moreover, emphasis is given to promoting, maintaining, and restoring wellness to individual clients of all ages. Holistic therapeutic approaches are used to enhance the functioning of diverse individuals across the lifespan.
  • NGR5503L Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: Individual Psychotherapy Clinical Lab (3)
    This course provides clinical experiences in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of clients across the lifespan who are experiencing acute and/or chronic psychiatric disorders. Emphasis is placed on evidenced-based practice and the utilization of theoretical and conceptual models for assessing, planning, and treating major psychiatric disorders. Moreover, emphasis is given to promoting, maintaining, and restoring wellness to individual clients of all ages. Holistic therapeutic approaches are used to enhance the functioning of diverse individuals across the lifespan.
  • NGR5930 Special Topics in Nursing (3)
    This course consists of seminar topics that may include advanced technique in critical care nursing, emphasis on special populations, emphasis on specific identified nursing phenomena. May be repeated to a maximum of nine semester hours.


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