Dr. Lisa Haddad, PhD, RN, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs
207 Roy S. Nicks Hall
Dr. Judith Rice, DNP, PMHNP, FNP, CS, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Coordinator
208 Roy S. Nicks Hall
The Post-Graduate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner concentration offers a Post-Master’s certificate for nurses who have completed a Master of Science in Nursing degree. 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-four (24) credits is required for the certificate in Advanced Nursing Practice.
For application terms and deadlines please refer to the College of Nursing website.