Communities across the country are in need of qualified psychiatric/mental health professionals. The Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Advanced Certificate Program is intended for licensed nurse practitioners in another specialty who want to add to or change their specialty area to psych/mental health.
This program covers mental health across the lifespan, thus the “family” designation. The program is designed to be part time and can be completed online.*
*Pending review of transcripts to determine eligibility for online courses.
Before you can apply, you must have:
To apply, you must submit:
|NGC 612||Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nursing||4|
|NGC 625||Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing||3|
|NGC 626||Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing II||3|
|NGC 576||Advanced Health Assessment-Foundations||3|
|NGC 574||Advanced Health Assessment-Child||2|
|NPM 553||Primary Care of Individuals & Families Experiencing Addictions ||3|
|NPM 559||The Family: Theoretical Foundations and Perspectives||3|
|NPM 562||PMHN: Theoretical Foundations and Perspectives||3|
|NPM 568||Clinical Pharmacology for APN||3|
|NPM 569||Neurological Basis of Mental Health & Addictive Disorders||3|
|NPM 570||MH Assessment & Diagnosis Across the Lifespan||3|
|NPM 563||PMHN: Practicum Individual & Group Psychotherapy Across the Lifespan||2|
|NPM 618||Clinical Practicum I||4|
|NPM 619||Clinical Practicum II||4|
|NPM 652||PMHNP Clinical Practicum Seminar I||1|
|NPM 653||PMHNP Clinical Practicum Seminar II||1|
Total Credits: 25-45*
*A maximum of 45 credit hours are required to complete the Family Psych/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Advanced Certificate. However, specific courses may be waived if the individual’s previous training specifically indicates on the academic transcripts that the required course or its equivalent has already been taken within the last 10 years. All students in this program must complete at least 25 credit hours and 600 unique clinical hours in this specialty area, all of which must be taken at the University at Buffalo.