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

USA

Course info

Summary

Post-master’s certificate programs build your clinical skills and knowledge and provide the opportunity for you to take on new challenges and redefine your career path. The Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate qualifies graduates to assess, diagnose, and treat the mental health needs of individuals and groups.

Rivier offers post-master’s nursing certificates to RNs that have already earned an MSN degree. The Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate program requires a minimum of 19 credits. The average completion time for this program is three semesters. Courses are offered in 7-week and 14-week terms. Multiple term starts are offered throughout the year.

Applicants must document successful completion of a graduate-level course in Pharmacology (3-credit equivalent) less than five years prior to application to the Certificate Program. Waiver is considered for experienced, practicing nurse practitioners. Applicants must also document successful completion of a graduate-level course in Pathophysiology (3-credit equivalent) less than 10 years prior to application to the certificate program. This may also be waived for practicing nurse practitioners.

Clinical specialty preparation will be reviewed as part of the application process and used by faculty in developing the individualized program of study. Applicants who do not have clinical work in their master’s program will be required to take additional coursework.

With a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate from Rivier, you can expand or change your advanced nursing practice with a new area of specialization.

Careers

  • Advanced practice psychiatric nurses
  • Clinical nurse specialists
  • Nurse practitioners
  • A variety of nursing leadership roles

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Post-Master's Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

Full Time (Minimum of 19 credits; 3 semesters)

Tuition fees

USD $620/credit hour

From

13 Jan

Venue

Division of Nursing and Health Professions

420 South Main Street,

NASHUA,

New Hampshire,

03060, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants must have Official transcript(s) from Undergraduate study. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is expected for acceptance into our graduate programs.

Our minimum acceptable scores for standard English tests are TOEFL (61), IELTS (5.5), PTE (43).

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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