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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Postgraduate Certificate

School of Nursing
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Contact Information
School of Nursing, 5-160 Weaver-Densford Hall, 308 Harvard Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-625-7980; fax: 612-625-7727)
  • Program Type: Post-baccalaureate credit certificate/licensure/endorsement
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 20
  • This program requires summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Psych Mental Hlth Nurse Practitioner Certificate
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The postgraduate certificate program in nursing offers students with a doctor of nursing practice (D.N.P.) or other graduate degree in a clinical nursing specialty area the opportunity to complete an additional area of study. Completion of required coursework and practice hours provides eligibility to take certification examinations.
Accreditation
This program is accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Program Delivery
  • partially online (between 50% to 80% of instruction is online)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
A D.N.P. or other accredited graduate degree in a clinical nursing specialty area is required for admission to this program.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
All applicants must have a current registered nurse license.
Special Application Requirements:
Applicants are required to submit transcripts from all institutions where post-secondary credit was earned, reference materials containing an Admission Reference Form and personal letter of reference from two separate individuals, two essays, a current curriculum vitae/resume, a current registered nurse license, and English language proficiency scores (if applicable). Application deadlines for this certificate are a priority deadline of November 1, with rolling admissions on a space available basis until March 1.
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 95
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 586
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 85
The preferred English language test is Test of English as Foreign Language.
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 1 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
The list below is only a sample of courses and may not be applicable for all applicants. Contact the School of Nursing for detailed information about the requirements for this certificate. Each applicant's curriculum is unique and based on the applicant's previous D.N.P. degree and coursework; final coursework decisions are made by the faculty advisor.
Courses may include:
NURS 6604 - Foundations for Integrative Mental Health and Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nursing (2.0 cr)
NURS 6605 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Advanced Nursing Practice Practicum I (1.0 cr)
NURS 6504 - Assessing, Managing Psychiatric Disorders in Adv Practice Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (2.0 cr)
NURS 5225 - Psychopharmacology Advanced Practice Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (3.0 cr)
NURS 6505 - PMH/APN Prac II:Assessing, Managing Psychiatric Disorders in Adv Prac Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurs (2.0 cr)
NURS 6602 - PMH Advanced Practice Nursing: Group as a Health Care Intervention (2.0 cr)
NURS 6603 - PMH APN Practicum IV: Group as a Health Care Intervention (2.0 cr)
NURS 7612 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Advanced Practice Nursing: Professional Seminar (1.0 cr)
NURS 7613 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Advanced Practice Nursing: Practicum V (2.0 cr)
NURS 6802 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Advance Practice Nursing: Psychotherapy with Individuals and Families (2.0 cr)
NURS 6903 - Nurse Anesthesia Care: Special Populations (2.0 cr)
 
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NURS 6604 - Foundations for Integrative Mental Health and Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nursing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examine concepts, theories, and paradigms foundational to psychiatric and mental health nursing practice and inter-professional integrative mental health care. Develop clinical interviewing methods that elicit a client’s health narrative and facilitate the therapeutic relationship. Promotes beginning skill in reflective clinical practice. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6605, 5200, 5222, 5226, 5228, 5229, CSH 5101
NURS 6605 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Advanced Nursing Practice Practicum I
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
First clinical course in advanced practice psychiatric/mental health nursing. Mental health promotion/mental illness risk reduction. Clinical interviewing, holistic health assessment, integrative mental health care management. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6604, 5200, 5222, 5228, 5229, CSH 5101
NURS 6504 - Assessing, Managing Psychiatric Disorders in Adv Practice Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Apply advanced concepts from nursing theory and research, social sciences, neuropsychology, and neurophysiology in the differentiation and explanation of psychiatric symptoms and disorders across the age continuum.
NURS 5225 - Psychopharmacology Advanced Practice Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Advanced concepts in neuroscience, psychopharmacology, and clinical management related to psychopharmacologic treatment of psychiatric disorders/symptoms. Application to problems in various clinical settings. prereq: 5228 or instr consent
NURS 6505 - PMH/APN Prac II:Assessing, Managing Psychiatric Disorders in Adv Prac Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurs
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Diagnostic interviewing skills to conduct a comprehensive psychiatric assessment for patients across the lifespan. In collaboration with an interdisciplinary team and patient, students develop an initial evidence-based, integrative treatment plan. prereq: 5200, 5222, 5224, 5228, 6604, 6605, CSH 5101, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6404
NURS 6602 - PMH Advanced Practice Nursing: Group as a Health Care Intervention
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theoretical concepts/research findings from areas of group theory, group dynamics, group therapy applied in development of model for utilizing group as intervention for various client populations. prereq: 6802, 6803, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6603
NURS 6603 - PMH APN Practicum IV: Group as a Health Care Intervention
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Develop new competencies in conducting group therapy. Diagnostic interviewing/assessment skills. Evidence-based management plans with individuals/families at risk of psychiatric disorders/mental health problems. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6602, 6802, 6803
NURS 7612 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Advanced Practice Nursing: Professional Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Psychiatric/mental health advanced practice nursing: professional seminar. prereq: 6802, 6803
NURS 7613 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Advanced Practice Nursing: Practicum V
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Final course provides opportunities for refinement of PMH APN roles and integration of DNP activities into clinical experiences. Providing evidence-based nursing care to persons experiencing or at risk of experiencing psychiatric disorders to positively influence health care delivery. prereq: [6802, 6803] or instr consent
NURS 6802 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Advance Practice Nursing: Psychotherapy with Individuals and Families
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Evaluate selected theories/models, research, clinical evidence, therapeutic use of self for developing/implementing psychotherapeutic interventions used to promote mental health/assist individuals. prereq: 6102, 6604, 6605
NURS 6903 - Nurse Anesthesia Care: Special Populations
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Examine/apply principles used to deliver anesthesia by nurse anesthetists to special populations: pediatric, trauma, obstetric/gynecologic, and acute and chronic pain patients. prereq: 6900, 6901, 6902, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6912, admission to BSN-DNP nurse anesthesia specialty