Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health

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The post-Master’s Nurse Practitioner Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing is designed as a specialty within graduate nursing education to include programming that will assist a student to acquire advanced knowledge and clinical skills to provide best practice and comprehensive care to clients across the lifespan. The coursework and practicum will focus on a range of mental health care needs of individuals and families whether in outpatient, inpatient or private practice settings. The foundation for advanced practice is focused on content included in core courses in physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacotherapeutics, and health assessments.

On September 1, 2015, the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Certificate was launched with the inauguration of UTRGV.

Review and submit all Program Requirements:

  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas or the state of residence
  • Master of Science in Nursing ( MSN), or a
  • Master of Science in Nursing and Nurse Practitioner (MSN/NP)
  • Cumulative  GPA of 3.0
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended (must be submitted directly to UTRGV Graduate College).


Students who need to process an affiliation agreement can find the appropriate form here: UTRGV Affiliation Agreement Contract form