Nov 27, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin

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


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26 Credit hours (665 clinical hours)

MSN prepared nurses may apply for admission and receive a Post-Master's Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Admission to the post-master's certificate program requires admission to USI Graduate Studies, which includes a copy of the MSN transcript and admission to the graduate nursing program.

Graduate Studies Admission Criteria and Application Process


Refer to the Admission  section of the bulletin for information about Graduate Studies admission criteria and the online application process.

Clinical Core (9 hours)


To complete the Post-Master's Certificate, students must complete the Clinical Core. Students can provide documentation of successful completion of the following areas or successfully complete the courses at USI:

  1. Pathophysiology (3 credit hours) or NURS 617 - Advanced Concepts of Pathophysiology  
  2. Advanced Health Assessment (3 credit hours) or NURS 618 - Advanced Health Assessment   (must be taken through USI, transfer credit not accepted)
  3. Pharmacology (3 credit hours) or NURS 622 - Clinical Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses  

Additionally, the following specialty courses must be completed successfully at USI:

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