Advanced Certificate Program
An advanced certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner will prepare students to assess, diagnose and manage acute and chronic mental health conditions across all ages as they provide care to individuals, families and groups that includes prescriptive and counseling roles.
D’Youville College’s program is designed for students who have already earned a master’s degree in nursing and are prepared to take a leadership role as a member of the mental health care team with prescriptive privileges to provide a holistic, patient-centered approach to patients facing mental health problems.
Students will benefit from a simple scheduling structure with all classes held on Thursdays, and will be able to complete the program on a full-time or part-time basis.
As a graduate of the program, students will be prepared to take the exam for board certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to further demonstrate your expertise in the mental health field.
If you’re interested in advancing your career by obtaining an advanced certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, D’Youville College’s nursing program is an ideal place to learn. Established in 1942, the School of Nursing has earned a reputation as a leading resource in the region for high-quality, student-centered education.
Technical, professional, and behavioral standards for all Nurse Practitioner students are covered in detail in the Graduate Nursing Student Handbook. All standards apply to MS and Post-graduate APRN students.
Course Requirements for the Major
|NUR-631||Advanced Health Assessment||3|
|NUR-631L||Advanced Health Assessment Lab||1|
|NUR-706||Co-MGT for Medical Disorders for APN's||1|
|NUR-707||Foundations of PMH for APRNs I||3|
|NUR-708||Foundations of PMH for APRNs II||3|
|NUR-714||Clin Practicum in Comm-Based Family Care||2|
|NUR-715||Psy Mental Health Clinical Practicum I||3|
|NUR-716||Psy Mental Health Clinical Practicum II||4|
|NUR-611||APN Role Transit Policy Sem||2|
|NUR-633||Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology||3|
An individual gap analysis of student transcripts will be done for nurse practitioners to determine courses from their previous programs that may be given credit.
In addition to the general admission requirements for the graduate programs at D'Youville College, applicants to the post-master's certificate in psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner must present the following:
1. Completed online graduate application for admissions (no application fee).
2. Completed masters of science degree in nursing from a CCNE or NLNAC (ACEN) accredited program at a college or university in the US (or by the CNO in Ontario).
3. Evidence of capability to succeed in a graduate program based on an overall GPA of at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Canadian students must submit a ‘course-by-course’ evaluation (or equivalent) of all Canadian college and/or university transcripts through the World Education Services (WES) or other approved foreign transcript evaluation agencies.
4. All official graduate transcripts. If health assessment, pathophysiology, and pharmacology courses were taken at the undergraduate level those official transcripts must be submitted.
5. An overall G.P.A. of at least 3.0. Applicants with a masters’ degree in nursing, earned more than five years ago, with an overall G.P.A. less than 3.0 but more than or equal to 2.7, who have achieved significant professional success as documented on curricula vitae, may submit an application for consideration. Preferential admissions will be given to applicants with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher.
6. Active, unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse in New York state or Ontario if Canadian.
7. Current CPR Certification with psychomotor component
8. A minimum of one year of experience in an advanced nursing role is recommended.
9. Baccalaureate-level health assessment, pathophysiology and pharmacology courses or equivalent
10. At least two references on clinical performance from a supervisor or colleague.
11. Writing assignment on your philosophy of nursing, 2 pages in length, double space and 12-point font that includes philosophy of nursing focused on past experience, what influencing nursing has had on your career, why you chose to pursue this degree, how you see this degree enhancing your career and how you will utilize this degree to advance patient care and health care outcomes.
12. A student who meets the entry requirements and is currently enrolled or previously enrolled in the Nurse Practitioner program or Doctor of Nursing Practice program at another college or university, must obtain a letter from that School of Nursing stating that the student is in good standing, not on probation, and able to register for classes. Students who were dismissed from a graduate or doctoral program will not be considered for admission.