Post-MSN Certificate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Degree Requirements: Variable Credits
Student outcomes are consistent with the BSN to DNP program outcomes.
The admission application materials for the College of Graduate Studies (COGS) for this Psychiatric Mental Health certificate must be received by April 1st for admission consideration into the summer or fall semester cohort. Phone interviews with individuals under consideration may be conducted prior to admission.
- Master's degree in Nursing from a college accredited by the appropriate accrediting association. The MAT or GRE is not required for admission.
- Minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 (on 4.0 scale)
- Current RN license in state of residence
- Pre-admission interview by nursing faculty (by phone, electronic media or in person).
- Submission/completion of the College of Graduate Studies application (on-line)
- Proof of current malpractice liability insurance
- Must have the capability to fully utilize and interact within the on-line course delivery format of the institution.
Specific Admission Policy
The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certificate student will be admitted in Non-degree status and ineligible to enroll in other graduate courses unless admitted to that program. Only grades of "B" or better earned in the certificate are eligible for application to the nursing doctorate if the individual is later admitted to the Post MSN DNP degree program.
A student admitted Non-Degree to the Post-MSN Nurse Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate option must have an overall 3.0 GPA, with the minimum of a "B" letter grade in each course in order to earn the certificate. Students will become academically ineligible to continue course work if a grade of "C", "D", "F", or "WF" is earned in any of the nurse practitioner courses. Students must also meet any applicable College of Graduate Studies progression policies.
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: up to 43 credit hours
An individualized Program of Study is developed by the Graduate Program Director of the School of Nursing after a Gap Analysis is performed. Students must submit their transcripts and their syllabi for each course to be considered as equal to the courses offered at Georgia Southern University for the completion of the certificate.
|NURS 8231||Theoretical Perspectives of Teaching and Learning in Nursing Education||3|
|NURS 9131||Biometrics for Advanced Practice Nursing||3|
|NURS 9134||Health Care Organization, Financing and Policy Development||3|
|NURS 9137||Clinical Scholarship I: Theory, Scientific Underpinnings, and Evidence-Based Practice||3|
|NURS 9138||Clinical Scholarship II: Theory, Scientific Underpinnings, and Evidence-Based Practice||3|
|NURS 9231||Advanced Nursing Practice and DNP Role Transition||3|
|Advanced Practice Core||13|
|NURS 5210G||Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan Clinical||1|
|NURS 5230G||Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan||3|
|NURS 6134||Differential Diagnosis and Pathophysiology||3|
|NURS 6135||Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nursing||3|
|NURS 6230||Epidemiology and Transcultural Issues for APN||3|
|NURS 7124||PMHNPC 1: Individual MH Care Across the Lifespan Clinical||2|
|NURS 7125||PMHNPC 2: Mental Health Care of the Child & Family Clinical||2|
|NURS 7126||PMHNPC 3: Care of the Individual and Family with Substance Use Disorders Clinical||2|
|NURS 7111||PMHNP 4: Community and Vulnerable Populations||1|
|NURS 7127||PMHNP 3: Care of the Individual and Family with Substance Use Disorders||2|
|NURS 7131||PMHNP 1: Individual MH Care Across the Lifespan||3|
|NURS 7133||PMHNP 2: Mental Health Care of the Child & Family||3|
School of Nursing
P.O. Box 8158
Statesboro, GA 30460-8158