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Post Graduate Certificate: Psychiatric Mental Health for NPs

Common questions course participants have prior to enrollment:

How long is the program?

The program is 3 semesters in length and therefore could be completed within a year

What is the cost of the program?

The cost range, with tuition and fees, is approximately $23,000 – 26,000

How is the program laid out? Do I have to attend all year?

The three semesters will span Fall, Spring and then likely Summer

Can I attend part time?

Yes, there is flexibility to meet student needs.

Can I take any courses ahead of time to check it out?

Yes, you may take up to three non-practicum courses before matriculation

What does "hybrid" course mean?

The majority of course content will be online however there will be some on campus meetings. On average there are 2 to 4 onsite meetings per semester.

Do I have to find my own sites to complete the clinical requirements?

We have a collaborative process in working with the students to obtain appropriate clinical sites. As part of an academic medical center, the Graduate School of Nursing has a large network of connections and resources.

How many clinical hours do I need to complete?

Students complete a total of 630 clinical hours which includes both direct and indirect hours.

Is the program accredited?

Yes, our MS, DNP and Graduate Certificate Programs are all accredited through CCNE.

How do I apply?

The Graduate School of Nursing uses Nursing-CAS, an online application system used by multiple schools to facilitate the application process. Check the GSN website to learn of application deadlines or click here to register now!