Graduate Nursing (Post-Graduate Certificate (PGC) in Psychiatric Mental Health NP

UMass Chan

The Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (NP) post graduate certificate program is geared towards providing the already practicing NP the additional classroom and clinical experience needed to address the mental health needs of patients across the lifespan. Faculty at the Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing bring to the classroom cutting-edge knowledge in the treatment of mental health conditions. The Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing prides itself on its ongoing scholarship in the field of teaching and academics, providing the students with current technologically advanced and innovative interprofessional learning environments. Our students will be prepared to diagnose and treat patients acute or chronic mental health conditions, provide psychotherapy to those coping with psychosocial stressors and/or those with addiction issues. Graduates of the certificate program will have additional knowledge and competency in assessing and diagnosing psychiatric conditions, as well as in providing psychotherapy and prescribing medications for patients of all age groups. Our graduates are eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner board certification examination. Upon graduation and certification our Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing Psychiatric Mental Health NPs will find themselves in high demand with their new expertise. Psychiatric Mental Health NP graduates, certified across the lifespan, will provide services in a variety of settings including outpatient and inpatient settings, step-down or residential programs as well as private outpatient practices.
CIP Code: 51.3801

Graduate Graduate Certificate Hybrid

Possible Career Paths

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Nurses | Medical and Health Services Managers | Nurse Practitioners

UMass Chan Medical School

The University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School is a nationally-ranked medical school and internationally-renowned research institution that is dedicated to the advancement of human health. As the state’s first and only public medical school, UMass Chan's health sciences campus is renowned for the quality and scope of its medical research and education.