May 27, 2019  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Graduate Certificate

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General Information

Graduate School Contact

Jessimine Strauss;; (423) 439-6158

Dr. Myra Clark, PhD, FNP-C, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs
207 Roy S. Nicks Hall
Box 70629

Dr. Judith Rice, DNP, PMHNP, FNP, CS, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Coordinator
208 Roy S. Nicks Hall
Box 70629
(423) 439-4396

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) concentration offers a Post-Master’s certificate for nurses who have completed a MSN degree in nursing. This customized special studies program provides education and clinical training in the PMHNP role. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible for the national certification examination.

Prospective students must submit a completed application to the School of Graduate Studies which includes official transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate coursework, a completed personal essay, a vitae/résumé, and three (3) professional letters of recommendation. GRE reports are not required. Criteria for admission includes:

A Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE);

A “B” average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) in the nursing major; and

Licensure in the United States as a registered nurse and eligibility for licensure in Tennessee or compact state.

Admission to the post-master’s certificate program will be accomplished in the same manner as for the master’s nursing degree program. A minimum of twenty-one (21) credits is required for the certificate in Advanced Nursing Practice.

For application terms and deadlines please refer to the College of Nursing website.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Graduate Certificate Degree Requirements: 21 credits

Requirements 21 credits
TOTAL 21 credits

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