Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Post-Master's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

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All applicants and incoming students need to be aware that while the School of Nursing does not require COVID-19 vaccination, our clinical partners are requiring that all students are fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to clinical placement and proof of vaccination must be provided, in advance.  The successful completion of the clinical component of your program is essential for graduation.  As a result, students will not be able to complete program requirements for graduation without completing the clinical requirement.

Program Overview

The Post-Master’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) certificate prepares graduates to assume a psychiatric-mental health care provider role in community, acute care and telemental health settings. Emphasis will be placed on rural health and establishing a PMHNP practice through face-to-face and telemental health delivery. A key focus area will be on mental health promotion, diagnosis and early intervention with children, adolescents and families.

A Post-MSN psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner certificate is an option for applicants who currently hold a Master of Science in Nursing degree. The MSN to DNP is available for currently practicing certified NPs who would like to add the PMHNP specialty. A separate application to the DNP program and offer of admission to the DNP program is required to pursue the MSN to DNP while dually enrolled in the PMHNP program.

Upon completion of course requirements, graduates of the Masters and Post-Master's tracks are eligible to sit for the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam.

Disclaimer: Due to changing regulations, the TTUHSC SON Graduate Programs cannot guarantee at the time of submission of an application that we can accept students from a particular state. At this time, we are unable to accept students living in the following states – Arizona, California, Louisiana, New York, Oregon, and Washington.

Admission Requirements

All applicants will be reviewed in an individual and holistic manner. No single factor will determine a student's admission. The Program Chair and appropriate committee carefully evaluate all qualified applicants with regard to the applicants' potential for successful completion of the program.

Application

It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure that their application is complete: Application Instructions

All application fees and placement fees/enrollment deposits are non-refundable.  Please be sure you are applying for the correct term/program before submitting your application.

Application Portal

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Accreditation

The post-graduate APRN certificate program in nursing at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).