In response to an increasing local and national demand for mental health services and support, Clarke University is proud to announce the addition of a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Concentration to their nationally recognized Doctor of Nursing Practice program. An 18-credit standalone certificate is also available for those who have earned their DNP previously.
This certification provides the knowledge and skillset required to excel in the high-demand areas of advanced psychiatric therapy, clinical management, and prescribing psychiatric prescriptions. Most of the concentration can be completed online, with only two courses requiring face-to-face instruction. Coursework includes psychiatric assessment and symptom management, psychopharmacology, ethics, and individual, group, and family therapy, as well as hundreds of hours of clinical experience.
The program also offers a flexible timeline. The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate can be completed in as little as 18 months for those with a DNP or earned as a concentration within the full Doctor of Nursing Practice in 3-5 years. Concentrations in Family and Health Leadership Practice are also available.
To learn more about the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, please visit clarke.edu/admissions. You may also direct any questions to Admissions Counselors at Admissions@clarke.edu or by phone at (563) 588-6316.