Graduates of UC Online’s post master’s certificate for psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners program are prepared for careers working with patients across the spectrum of age and mental health. This career can be a rewarding lifelong pursuit for nurses who are compassionate, kind and not afraid of a challenge.
Students in this online post master’s certificate program gain real-world experience and advanced psychiatric nursing skills focused on working with patients of all ages who struggle to cope with mental illness. Graduates can find employment across the healthcare industry. The program can be completed by advanced nurses in only one year.
With an advanced qualification as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, there are many possibilities for impactful, challenging and rewarding careers both inside and outside the realm of healthcare.
These highly advanced nurse practitioners can work in hospital settings, start their own private practices or work in a range of other settings, including:
Yes. The vast majority of our students work throughout their time in their academic program. It is important to assess course load and financial aid to understand how to balance school and working.
If possible, students may cut down on their work hours during a clinical portion of a program.
Most of our programs do not require onsite visits, but there are a couple of exceptions.
If you are interested in pursuing the Master of Science in Nursing-Nurse Midwifery, you will have two skills intensives that take place on campus. The Post-Master’s Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program has one onsite visit that occurs during the first semester of psych-specific classes.
Programs can be completed full-time or part-time. Many programs are set up to be part-time, with most containing fewer than 10 credit hours in any given semester. We know you have a lot going on, so want to make sure that school can fit into your schedule. Note: There are some exceptions.
The University of Cincinnati is one of the first institutions to offer online courses. Innovation in education is at the forefront of what we do. We have expanded the convenience and quality of our online learning to online degree programs. Today, we offer nearly 100 degrees from undergraduate to doctoral programs.
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