Post-Master's Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Apr 01, 2023
May 01, 2023
Dependent on educational background
Aug 21, 2023
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For nurses, compassion, empathy and critical thinking go without saying. University of Cincinnati nurses build on theseUC Nursing USNWR 2023 Badge traits to become leaders in whichever setting they choose to work.

For over a decade, we have pioneered online nursing education across the nation. Our mission is to ensure our graduates are empowered to think critically; advocate for patients and the profession; and explore, generate and apply nursing knowledge in any setting.

The University of Cincinnati’s online nursing programs are nationally recognized for our academic standards, diversity and inclusion efforts, technology application and research activity. Our programs are taught by doctorally prepared faculty who are practicing nurses, up-to-date clinically. Certification pass rates are above 96% for first time test takers.*

The baccalaureate, Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, D.C. 20001. Contact CCNE at 202-887-6791. CCNE is the accrediting arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

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* ANCC certification pass rates are based on 2022 graduates. Data published 3/10/2023.

What will I learn as a Post-Master’s Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner?

The Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Post-Master’s certificate program prepares nurses to provide effective care for patients with complex psychiatric and physical health needs. PMHNPs work with individuals and families to develop a diagnosis and then design, implement and monitor a plan of care. Responsibilities can also include prescribing medication and administering psychotherapy.

This program is offered fully online, and requires students to attend a two-day virtual, synchronous program intensive to network with cohort members, meet faculty and personally experience the high-quality culture and competence of the University of Cincinnati. The Post-Master’s Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program is not eligible for federal financial aid.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner student caring for patient

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