PMH Certificate Program

(DEADLINE OCTOBER 1 FOR A SPRING START and Deadline April 1 for Fall Start)

The online Psychiatric Mental Health Certificate is a post-masters/post-DNP certification program available to certified Nurse Practitioner graduates who would like to gain additional knowledge in advanced practice psychiatric mental health nursing of family.  Incoming graduate students must have taken the following graduate level courses prior to starting the program:  Advance Health Assessment, Advance Pathophysiology, and Advance Pharmacology. The certificate will allow the graduate to sit for the Psychiatric Mental Health Certification.

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. 

This program is online; however, a majority of the courses have a synchronous component, which means that face to face zoom classes will be schedules throughout the semester depending on the course. 

The program has 23 graduate level credits of mental health theory and 540 hours of supervised clinical experiences in three psychotherapeutic treatment modalities (individual, group and family) and encompasses treatment across the life span, from childhood through senescence. Adult NPs are required to take an additional 3 hour Pediatric course and Pediatric NPs are required to take an additional 3 hours Adult and Women Advance Practice course. The rational for this requirement stems from the ANCC Consensus Model APRN Consensus Model and Licensure, Accreditation, Certification, Education (LACE) which has adopted a lifespan approach for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner PMH APRN certification, which includes preparing PMH-APRN to care for individuals, family, groups, and communities from pre-birth.

*Federal Financial Aid is not available for students enrolled in the Psychiatric Mental Health Certificate program.  






Additional Information:

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program of Study Fall Admission 

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program of Study Spring Admission 

Graduate Student Handbook



Dr. Theresa Winton

For advising please contact the FSU College of Nursing Office of Student Services.

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