Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Graduate Certificate)

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This certificate program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education is designed for nurses with an MS in nursing who seek to become family psychiatric nurse practitioners or for nurse practitioners with a master's or DNP degree who seek additional certification as a family psychiatric nurse practitioner. This certificate program is offered in a hybrid iCourse and in-person format that requires students to travel to campus for up to a week for orientation at the beginning of the program and two or three times per semester.

Focused clinical experiences are arranged with appropriate preceptors and administrators. Every attempt will be made to arrange this in the student's geographical area. In the event that clinical sites are unavailable in that area or if the faculty determine the student needs additional faculty supervision of skills, the student will be required to complete the clinical experience in the Phoenix area. Rural health and experiences with disadvantaged and multicultural populations are encouraged, and sites are available for these experiences.

Degree Offered

Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Graduate Certificate)



Plan of Study

The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

Application Deadline

Priority Deadline: December 15

Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis after this deadline. Apply as soon as possible for consideration.

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Financial Aid
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Admission Requirements

ASU has set minimum standards for admission to graduate programs. This program has additional requirements that must be met in order to be considered for the program.


At the completion of the program, students are eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center exam for national certification.

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