Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Graduate Certificate)

An admissions moratorium is currently in effect for this program.

This Graduate Certificate Program is designed to prepare nurses to assume primary care roles as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. The certificate provides nurses with essential knowledge and skills to assume psychotherapy, consultation, and liaison roles. Courses focus on systematic pathophysiology, pharmacotherapeutics interventions, advanced health assessment, and health policy and issues for advanced practice nurses.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School. Students must also meet the following criteria for admission:

  1. completion of a Master's degree in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing or the completion of a Master's Degree in another specialty area or concurrent enrollment in the Master's program in the College of Nursing at Wayne State University. (If the student is currently enrolled in the M.S.N. program, the certificate will not be awarded until the M.S.N. is posted on the transcript.);
  2. current Michigan Registered Nurse licensure;
  3. three letters of recommendation; and
  4. a personal goal statement. Individualized programs will be determined for students with a Master's degree in Nursing in another specialty following evaluation of previous course syllabi and transcripts.

This certificate requires sixteen credits which must be earned within three years with no transfer credit accepted. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 must be achieved. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the College of Nursing and the Graduate School governing graduate scholarship and degrees.