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    Jul 24, 2024  
2015-2016 Augusta University Graduate and Professional Catalog 
2015-2016 Augusta University Graduate and Professional Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Post-Master’s Certificate in Psychiatric and Mental Health Advanced Practice Nurse

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

Career Opportunities

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 Information

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.

Technical Requirements

Computer literacy - A laptop is required upon enrollment. See minimum laptop specifications at A working knowledge of word processing, presentation, and data spreadsheet software is highly recomended.

Admission Requirements

Please see the Office of Academic Admissions website for specific admissions information:

Estimated Tuition and Fees

For estimated tuition and fees, please see the Financial Information  section of this catalog.