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Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health, Post-Doctoral Certificate

Expand your scope of practice in mental health nursing and medication management with a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post-Doctoral Certificate.

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About this Program

Join us as we provide a scientific and compassionate framework for understanding and intervening in complex problems that face populations disproportionately affected by mental health and substance-related problems.

Our program’s distinctive approach focuses on the integration of mental health and addictions treatment in community, primary care, hospital and outpatient settings. 


Graduates are eligible sit for the PMHNP examination from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Application Requirements and Instructions

Applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Contact us to learn more.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post-Doctoral Certificate at a Glance

Increase your scope of practice by pursuing an additional NP certification in Psychiatric Mental Health.

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program prepares nurses who already hold a doctoral degree for certification as a PMHNP. Individualized programs of study are created based on a gap analysis of the applicant’s prior education. 

View certificate requirements for this program in the Graduate Catalog.

Certificate Requirements

Post-Doctoral Certificate graduates will:

  1. Synthesize knowledge from nursing and other disciplines in the provision of evidence-based advanced practice nursing care.
  2. Demonstrate competence in an advanced nursing practice specialty.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication and interprofessional collaboration in the promotion of healthcare access, quality, and outcomes.
  4. Apply ethical decision-making in complex clinical situations.

What You’ll Learn

Learn about the classes you’ll take as a student here.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) CCNE Accredited

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Seattle University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Get in Touch

For more information, contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Oz Sener

Graduate Program Specialist