Post Master’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate (PMHNP)


333 South Street, Suite 400

Shrewsbury, MA 01545

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Post Master’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate (PMHNP)

Format: Online

Program Description:

There is a great need for more advanced practice PMHNPs in the United States to meet the needs of the community by offering treatment for mental health and substance disorders.

The UMass Amherst  Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Post-Master's Online Certificate prepares nurses to obtain psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner certification. This accelerated online program is designed for nurses who have completed a Master's degree and who wish to  expand their scope of practice to include the care of individuals, families and groups with psychiatric and mental health needs.

The program may be completed in as few as two years, with individualized plans of study which recognize each student's clinical practice experience. Students benefit from the College of Nursing's focus on integrated mental health care and from classes taught by the College of Nursing's expert faculty.

This certificate will prepare students to:

  • Address the biological, psychological, social and spiritual elements of mental health care
    Work in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings


UMassOnline is regionally accredited by NECHE, New England Commission of Higher Education. In addition, many of each campus' schools and colleges are also accredited by discipline-specific agencies.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: Availability of financial aid varies depending on course status and matriculation. Check with your advisor to determine your eligibility and application procedures.

Locale: Large City

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