Our curriculum is designed to promote the core centrality of the nurse-client relationship while maintaining a neurobiologically-informed approach to increasing core knowledge in the behavioral and biological disciplines. You will learn evidence-based practice across the life span, gaining the ability to treat psychiatric disorders within individuals, families, and groups. Emphasis is placed on the development of psychiatric nurse practitioners who will be prepared to function autonomously in a variety of clinical settings.
POST-GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
The Psychiatric Mental Health Post-Graduate Certificate Program is a 26 credit hour, three semester program is that is comprised of six courses, with a total of 720 precepted direct clinical hours (+45 contact hours of simulated onsite/virtual experiences).
Courses will be delivered via synchronous/asynchronous classroom sessions with designated onsite or virtual intensives and clinical practica at sites where students are geographically located.
On completion of the post-graduate certificate program, graduates will be prepared to implement their psychiatric mental health advanced practice clinical judgement to assess, diagnose, plan, and implement holistic plans of care including psychotropic medication management; individual, group, and family psychotherapy and crisis management; and provide interprofessional collaborative care. Program graduates will link their advanced practice nursing skills with their knowledge of evidence-based research and practice to become highly effective practitioners.
During the program’s final clinical course, PMHNP Clinical Practice III: Advanced Integrative Clinical Practice and Advanced Clinical Practicum Immersion, Blake Scholars will be supported in their clinical focus of child and adolescent behavioral and mental health and complete their clinical training at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA).