Prospective students seeking professional licensure outside of Delaware or New Jersey should verify state licensure requirements before applying. For state-by-state contact information for inquiring about individual state licensure requirements, please visit NC-SARA's Professional Licensure Directory.
The post-masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certificate program if offered online and prepares graduates to provide comprehensive mental health services to diverse populations. The program combines theory, practice, and therapeutic interventions to promote the highest level of psychiatric mental health care. 500 hours of clinical practicum, to be completed within a variety of clinical settings, are required. Graduates will be eligible for national board certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The psychiatric mental health certificate program at Wilmington University has been developed for nurses who have a master's or doctoral degree in nursing and are nationally board certified as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse.
1. Demonstrate competence in management of patient mental health/ illness.
2. Employ evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to guide screening activities; identify health promotion needs; and provide anticipatory guidance and counseling addressing environmental, lifestyles, and developmental issues to manage mental health conditions.
3. Plan and implement diagnostic strategies and therapeutic interventions to help patients with unstable and complex health care problems regain stability and restore mental health in collaboration with the patient and multidisciplinary health care team.
MSN 8348 Psychopharmacology for the Advanced Practice Nurse Across the Lifespan
MSN 8349 Therapeutic Modalities and Psychiatric Conditions Across the Lifespan
MSN 8350 Psychiatric Mental Health Conditions and Therapeutic Interventions Across the Lifespan I
MSN 8351 Psychiatric Mental Health Conditions and Therapeutic Interventions Across the Lifespan II
MSN 8352 Psychiatric Mental Health Management of Serious Conditions in Vulnerable Populations Across the Lifespan: Family/Group
MSN 8353 Certificate Psychiatric Mental Health Practicum I
MSN 8354 Certificate Psychiatric Mental Health Practicum II
MSN 8355 Certificate Psychiatric Mental Health Practicum III
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2023-2024 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2022 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.