About the Program
This certificate program is designed for nurses who currently hold an APRN certification and who would like to expand their scope to provide psychiatric and mental healthcare to clients, families and communities. Upon graduation, the students are eligible to take the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) certification exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
For more information, call 706-721-3676, or visit http://www.augusta.edu/nursing/pmc.
Graduates from this program will be prepared to function in community mental health environments working with mental health and drug abuse clients. Graduates who are also FNPs will be able to provide both mental and physical health care to clients in the outpatient setting.
Salary varies according to the location, setting and the expertise of the practitioner with starting salary of approximately $70-90,000.
This program is fully accredited by CCNE. Graduates are prepared to meet the eligibility requirements for national board certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Computer literacy - A laptop is required upon enrollment. See minimum laptop specifications at https://gru.service-now.com/kb_view_customer.do?sysparm_article=KB0010381. A working knowledge of word processing, presentation, and data spreadsheet software is highly recomended.
Please see the Office of Academic Admissions website for specific admissions information: http://www.augusta.edu/admissions/graduate/psychiatric-mental-cert.php