Post-Master’s Certificate Program – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
The purpose of the post-master’s certificate program is to enable registered nurses who hold a master degree in another nursing specialty area to gain the knowledge and skills required for certification as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Core courses required for students in their original master degree nursing program will be evaluated for equivalency to the required post-master’s certificate courses. Past education and experience will be evaluated to determine which required core courses may be waived because of equivalency with GSU courses. Completion of the program will enable the certificate holder to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s examination for psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.
Required Core Courses (may be exempted if previous coursework is deemed equivalent):
Nurs 7310: Advanced Pathophysiological Concepts in Nursing – Part 1 – 3
Nurs 7320: Advanced Pathophysiological Concepts in Nursing – Part 2 – 3
Nurs 7500: Advanced Health Assessment – 3
Nurs 7550: Pharmacology for the Advanced Practice Nurse – 3
Nurs 7940: Advanced Professional Nurse Practice Issues – 2
CNHP 7800: Interprofessional Collaboration for Adv. Practice – 3
Required Specialty Courses:
Nurs 7120: Theories of Advanced Psychiatric Nursing – 3
Nurs 7170: Advanced Psychopharmacology – 2
Nurs 7340: Common Adult Health Problems (135 clinical hours) – 5
Nurs 7171: Advanced Psychiatric Care for Adults and Older Adults (180 clinical hours) – 6
Nurs 7172: Advanced Medical and Psychiatric Care for Children (140 clinical hours) – 6
Nurs 7173: Integrative Management of Complicated Psychiatric Cases (45 clinical hours) – 4
For further information and application materials, contact:
Denisa Reed, Admissions Coordinator III
Graduate Nursing Programs
Office of Academic Assistance for the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions
140 Decatur St.
Room 900 Urban Life Building
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 4019
Atlanta, GA 30302-4019
Accreditation and Approvals
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master of science degree program in nursing, Post-master’s certificate and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Georgia State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
P: (202) 887-6791
F: (202) 887-8476
Georgia State University School of Nursing is a member of the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing.