12 months
13400 USD/year
13400 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner graduate certificate from Kent State University prepares nurses who have a graduate nursing degree the additional specialized knowledge for the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner role. 

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The certificate meets the educational requirements for the national certification examination.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner graduate certificate from Kent State University will be able to:

  • Acquire educational eligibility to meet standards for advanced practice certification or other advanced professional distinction.
  • Acquire competencies based on professional standards to assume advanced roles in nursing, and for leadership and career advancement, including doctoral study.
  • Communicate, integrate and apply advanced nursing knowledge and skills to provide evidence-based, culturally sensitive nursing care and promote quality outcomes in nursing and health care.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Mental Health Assessment and Psychopathology
  • Neurobiology and Psychopharmacology of Major Psychiatric Disorders
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Family and Group Psychotherapy
  • Individual, Organization and Community Consultation
  • Individual Therapy Practicum
  • Medication Management and Individual Therapy Practicum

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For timely consideration of the application, it is recommended applicants submit a complete application at least one month before the start of the semester.


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Master's degree in nursing or a doctorate in nursing practice from an accredited nursing program
  • Minimum 3.000 graduate GPA on a 4.000 scale
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Active, unrestricted registered nurse license in the state in which practicum hours will be completed
  • Résumé or vita
  • Goal statement (no more than 250 words) describing reasons for seeking the certificate in the identified specialty and professional goals
  • Transcript(s) of all previous graduate coursework1
  • Syllabi of all courses to considered for transfer in the gap analysis
  • Three letters of reference from health care professionals or faculty members
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD for the full programme during 12 months.


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