The Post-Master’s Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing at Indiana Wesleyan University, School of Nursing prepares Master’s Degreed Nurses to earn a Post-Master’s Certificate. For independent and interprofessional clinical practice to treat psychiatric mental health conditions of people across the lifespan. Students learn decision making and direct accountability for diagnosing and treating individuals with psychiatric mental health and co-occurring medical conditions. Students accrue a minimum of 525 practicum hours, and attend an onsite course in advanced health assessment and one intensive. Those who complete this program are eligible to test for certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Mission and Objectives

The mission of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner track is to prepare nurses to serve the psychiatric mental health care needs of individuals, families, and communities by developing them in character, scholarship, and leadership.

Program Outcomes

  1. Provide care for diverse populations with psychiatric mental health needs.
  2. Treat individuals with psychiatric mental health conditions across the lifespan.
  3. Collaborate with interprofessional healthcare teams and community organizations to provide care for individuals with multiple health needs.
  4. Serve as an advocate for vulnerable populations with psychiatric mental health conditions.
  5. Address the spiritual needs of the psychiatric mental health patient/client.

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Last updated: 03/15/2017