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Post-Master's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Close the Gap

In Maryland alone, some 62,000 children live with serious mental health conditions. One in five older adults has psychiatric issues, and returning veterans have significant needs, but there is a shortage of mental healthcare providers, especially in rural areas of the state. Graduates of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s one-year accelerated Post-Master's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate will help close the gap.

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With a focus on integrated mental health care, delivered online and with preceptors at clinical sites near you, the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) certificate program option gives primary care nurse practitioners the knowledge and skills to evaluate and treat mental health needs from inpatient hospital to outpatient primary care settings.

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Students who complete this program have the educational preparation to sit for the ANCC certification in this role and population. Applicants must also meet any additional eligibility criteria in effect when they apply for certification

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Lead Role in Mental Healthcare

Those who earn a Post-Master's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate will have the knowledge and competence to:
  • Provide integrated mental healthcare for persons with mental health, substance use, and co-morbid mental and physical conditions
  • Provide a range of brief prevention, treatment and recovery services, as well as longer-term treatment and support for persons with persistent illnesses
  • Collaborate with other healthcare professionals and community organizations to provide integrated healthcare
  • Work in a variety of settings ranging from specialty behavioral health centers to primary care settings
  • Advocate to reduce inaccurate and hurtful representations of mental illness
  • Apply for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification exam


Additional Information

View the recording of the Post-Master's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate virtual information session.

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Elizabeth Golderg helps patients overcome addictions to pain medications and opioids. The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate is delivered online and with preceptors at clinical sites near you.

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Application Deadline

Fall Entry
January 1

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Karan Kverno
Karan Kverno
PhD, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
Track Coordinator, Post-Master's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate
We are preparing nurse practitioners who will promote the mental, physical, and social well-being of persons with multiple health needs.
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Requirements

Admission Criteria

  • MSN or doctoral nursing degree (from an accredited college or university)
  • Scholastic GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from an accredited college or university.
  • Official transcripts (from all post-secondary schools)
  • Three letters of recommendation (2 academic and 1 professional preferred)*
  • Goal statement
  • Current Resume/CV
  • Current nursing licensure
  • Evidence of completion of at least 500 clinical hours in NP role and population
  • Licensure and certification as a nurse practitioner
  • One year of nurse practitioner experience
  • Faculty interview (if moved forward by admissions committee)
  • Demonstrated commitment to nursing practice and scholarly pursuit
  • Community service and professional commitment
  • TOEFL or IELTS if English is not your first language

Information for applicants with international education

Admissions Application

*References should be recent, written for the purpose of your application to this program and from professors who know you as a student or employers who know you as a professional in a job setting preferably in a supervisory role. Personal references from colleagues, friends, or family members do not meet the requirement.

Prerequisites

  • Advanced (Lifespan) Physical Health Assessment **
  • Advanced Pharmacology *
  • Advanced Pathophysiology *

* Must be listed as separate courses on the transcripts.

** For students who have not taken a lifespan advanced health assessment course, either NR:110.536 or NR.110.537 (core courses) may be taken online for one additional credit.

State-Specific Information for Online Programs

Students currently cannot conduct clinical activities in Louisiana, Minnesota, New York and Oregon. For more information, please contact an admissions representative. Students should be aware of additional state-specific  information for online programs.

Student Sponsorship

This program does not qualify for F-1 or J-1 student sponsorship. Legal Permanent Residents and non-immigrants who are otherwise physically present in the U.S. and in a status that allows for full or part-time study, may pursue this program.

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Curriculum

Program consists of 17 credits and 448-500 total clinical hours that may be completed in as few as three semesters.
 

Full Curriculum

  • Core Courses (1 credit)

    For students who have not taken a lifespan advanced health assessment course, either NR.110.536 or NR.110.537 (core courses) may be taken online for one additional credit.

    • Health Assessment and Measurement: Adult/Geriatric Variations (1)
    • Health Assessment and Measurement: Pediatric Variations (1)
  • Specialty Courses (17 credits)
    • Neurobiology of Mental Disorders (1)
    • Clinical Psychopharmacology (2)
    • Differential Diagnosis of Mental Disorders (2)
    • Psychotherapeutic Frameworks and Modalities (2)
    • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practicum: Adult/Geriatric (4, 224 cl)
    • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practicum: Peds/Family (4, 224 cl)
    • Integrated Care I (1)
    • Integrated Care II (1)
 

Sample Part-time Courses of Study

  • Fall (7 credits)
    • Neurobiology of Mental Disorders (1)
    • Clinical Psychopharmacology (2)
    • Differential Diagnosis of Mental Disorders (2)
    • Psychotherapeutic Frameworks and Modalities (2)
  • Spring (5 credits)
    • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practicum: Adult/Geriatric (4, 224 cl)
    • Integrated Care I (1)
  • Summer (5 credits)
    • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practicum: Peds/Family(4, 224 cl)
    • Integrated Care II (1)
 

Note: The effort needed to complete the program requires approximately 30 hours per week for each of the three semesters.

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Tuition & Other Costs

Billed Expenses

(September 2018 - August 2019)

Tuition: $28,1081
Matriculation fee: $500 (first time enrolled JHU students only)
Health Insurance: $4,0912
Total Billed Expenses: $32,699
   

Estimated Other Expenses3

Room: $14,940
Board: $5,076
Books/Supplies: $1,224
Personal Expenses: $3,252
Travel Expenses: $4,848
Loan Fees $1,587
Total Other Expenses: $30,927
Total Expenses: $63,626

1The total tuition is displayed for students taking credits during 2018-19 per the course sequence. Tuition through Spring 2019 is $1,639 per credit. For Summer 2019 tuition was projected with a 3% increase ($1,688 per credit).

2All students must have Health Insurance. Purchase of the University's coverage is optional. 

3Amounts for other expenses vary based upon student's selection of books, supplies, and living arrangements.  


Billed expenses are subject to change without prior notice. Changes to a student’s program or course load may result in additional tuition charges and fees.       

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