Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner

Graduate certificate University of Missouri-Columbia
Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.

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A graduate certificate in psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner from MU can help you expand your practice or specialize in psychiatry and mental health. Continue working as you gain the knowledge and skills you need to advance. Learn from experienced, practicing faculty who are renowned researchers and belong to a network of nurses across the nation.

    Quick facts

    Official name

    Graduate certificate in psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner


    University of Missouri-Columbia

    Program type

    Graduate certificate

    Academic home

    Sinclair School of Nursing

    Delivery mode

    100% online


    Higher Learning Commission, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

    Credit hours


    Estimated cost


    *This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

    Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.

    Career prospects

    Students who pursue the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner graduate certificate will:

    • Fill the immense need for psychiatric providers in the U.S. and beyond;
    • Learn to provide mental health care across the lifespan — for adults, children, adolescents and their families;
    • Be eligible for advanced practice nurse certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
    Sinclair School of Nursing
    Job placement rates
    Sinclair School of Nursing
    Certification pass rates

    Program structure

    Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

    Courses are semester-based. How long it takes to complete the program depends on your academic progress so far. If you want to study part time, the program will most likely take you two years to complete.


    100% online

    Calendar system


    Typical program length

    2 years

    Typical course load

    Part time


    The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The graduate certificate programs at the Sinclair School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

    Faculty spotlight

    Nancy Birtley

    Nancy has been a psychiatric nurse since 1987. She has extensive experience in various roles, such as staff RN, nurse manager, psychiatric liaison nurse, nurse educator and advanced practice nurse. Nancy holds certification as both a Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Practitioner and is owner of a private practice providing psychiatric consultations in long term care facilities.

    Nancy Birtley, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
    Assistant Teaching Professor

    Learn more about this program

    This program is administered by the Sinclair School of Nursing