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

The post-master's certificate in psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner is a part-time, online program designed to give advanced practice registered nurses the opportunity to expand their scope of practice to include the care of individuals, families, and groups with psychiatric and mental health needs.

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

Visit the GW Nursing website for additional information.

Up to 10 credits in advanced standing may be granted for graduate-level coursework taken within five years of application to the program. Eligible courses must demonstrate content addressing patients across the lifespan and must have been earned with a minimum grade of B

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 22 credits in required courses and 600 clinical hours.

NURS 6242Psychopharmacology
NURS 6244Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing with Families and Groups Across the Lifespan
NURS 6243Addiction and Change
NURS 6245Psychiatric/Mental Health Diagnostic Assessment Across the Lifespan
NURS 6246Psychiatric/Mental Health Advanced Practice Nursing with Individuals Across the Lifespan
NURS 6247Population-based Psychiatric/Mental Health Advanced Practice Nursing Across the Lifespan
NURS 6248Integrated Application of Psychiatric/Mental Health Advanced Practice Nursing
Clinical hours
Students must complete 600 clinical hours.