Post-Graduate APRN Certificate (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner)

This program is not currently accepting applications.

Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Admission Requirements


  1. Completion of an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) graduate educational program from an accredited program of nursing
  2. Minimum GPA of at least 3.00 from a previous graduate program (official transcripts must be submitted)
  3. Current resume or curriculum vitae
  4. Current U.S. unencumbered R.N. A.P.R.N. licensure (upload Nursys verification report in application)
  5. Active national certification in an advance practice registered nurse (APRN) specialty
  6. Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog
  7. Statement of goals
  8. Three letters of recommendation
  9. Interview may be required (via web, phone, or in person)
  10. Successful passage of criminal background check and drug screen will be required upon offer of admission
  11. Satisfaction of current health and immunization requirements of the Department of Nursing will be required upon offer of admission

UND may not be able to accommodate clinical experiences in some states due to specific state regulations and competitiveness of placement. Please contact your state board of nursing PRIOR TO APPLYING to see if there are any restrictions or special requirements that could impact your attendance at an out of state online nursing program.

Students must have had the content listed in the following courses in their prior master’s program. Prior transcripts will be reviewed. Course descriptions from the college catalog may be requested to assist in this evaluation. Course content must cover the lifespan. These courses do not count against the transfer credit limit.

  1. Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology (life span)* (3 credits)
  2. Advanced Physical Assessment (3 credits)
  3. Advanced Pharmacology* (3 credits)
  4. Health Promotion and/or Maintenance (3 credits)
  5. Role of the NP course* (If the student has not completed this course, it will be added to the required program of study for that student.)

*Must be listed as separate courses on the transcripts

Program of study plans are developed based on previous graduate coursework. Course descriptions from the college catalog may be requested to assist in this evaluation. Course work at the undergraduate level will not be considered for graduate credit.

Applicants who meet the minimum admission requirements are evaluated individually. The associated Track Director will make all the admission decisions.

Certificate Requirements

A total of 25 credits is required for the Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate. These courses meet the requirements of the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

NURS 538Psych Diagnostic Reasoning2
NURS 564Psychopharmacology2
NURS 583Individual Therapy2
NURS 584Group and Family Therapies3
NURS 588Management of Psychopathology I2
NURS 589Management of Psychopathology II2
NURS 597Advanced Clinical Practicum: FNP (I & II)12
Total Credits25