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Post-MSN Certificate – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Choose the nursing certification that will advance your career as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. EKU’s post-MSN psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner certificate is ideal for those who have already earned a master of science (MSN) degree. Graduates are prepared to meet the population’s growing mental health needs in private practice, psychiatric hospitals, mental health clinics and a variety of other environments.


Format: 100% online
Credit Hours: 22-31 hours
Tuition: $662 per credit hour
Transfer Credits Accepted: Up to 9 hours*  
Career Options:  Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, nursing leadership, management, private practice

*With departmental approval


What sets our program apart?
This program is designed to provide the convenience of online learning while maintaining the quality and rigor necessary for the student to become an extremely competent and confident psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner upon graduation.

  • 98.6% first time pass rates on national certification exams
  • Accelerated 8-week terms
  • CCNE accredited
  • No campus visits required
  • Personalized advising
  • Named a top 20 school on SR Education’s list of best accredited online MSN programs
  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 50 best online graduate nursing programs in the country

Why choose EKU?
EKU is a regionally-accredited, brick-and-mortar university that is ranked among the nation's best colleges and has been educating students for more than a century. EKU has received numerous honors, including being named one of the best online colleges in the nation and one of the most veteran-friendly campuses.

Download: MSN Student Handbook 2020 - 2021

**State authorization restrictions may apply, please visit EKU’s state authorization map for current information.**