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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #85 (BCR) Online
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree offered by the University of Arizona students are prepared as psychiatric mental health care providers to treat people across the life span with psychiatric disorders at a beginning level of practice.

Overview

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree offered by the University of Arizona certificate is a four-semester, part-time opportunity for working registered nurses. Campus experiences complement online course content for learning and demonstrating health assessment skills.

Graduates will receive a broad foundation of educational preparation in advanced psychiatric and mental health nursing theories, research and practice across the life span. Health assessment, primary prevention, health care maintenance, clinical decision-making, and illness management are emphasized in the classroom and clinical practica. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to take a PMHNP national board certifying examination.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology
  • Health Assessment
  • Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Advanced Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
  • Issues in Gerontological Health
  • Advanced Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
  • Advanced Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing III: Focus on child and adolescent
  • Residency

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    25 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete the online University of Arizona Graduate College Application by the international deadline date. For instructions click here.
  • Submit a minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 paper based (PB), 79 internet based (iBT) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) composite score of 7 (no subject area below a 6).
  • Transcripts and Degrees: Submit CGFNS documentation for nursing degrees earned outside of the United States.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5568 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    11136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5568 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    10236 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5118 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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