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Certificate Programs
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate

The Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwife and Family Nurse Practitioner certificate programs require that students have earned a master's degree in nursing from a nationally accredited school of nursing. Students must also have completed the following Advanced Practice prerequisite courses at KU or their equivalents from another institution.

Advanced Practice Core - 12 credit hours

Course Name/Credit hours

NRSG 809

Health Promotion (3)

NRSG 810

Advanced Health Assessment & Physical Diagnosis (5)

NRSG 812

Advanced Pathophysiology (3)

NRSG 813

Applied Drug Therapy (3)

If these credits were not completed prior to admission to the KU program, students would pay the tuition and e-learning and course fees applicable at the time they begin the certificate program.

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate - 20 credit hours 
Prepares advanced practice nurses to diagnose and treat common mental health conditions in general medical settings and to deliver more effective psychiatric care in mental health settings. Students are prepared to apply knowledge and skills in interpersonal, psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacologic interventions for individuals, groups and families with psychiatric disorders. All courses are web-based, and offered in sequence every other year. Spring 2014 will begin the next available course sequence.

Course Name/Credit hours
All courses are online


e-learning fee

Course Fees

Typhon fee

NRSG 844

Psychiatric Assessment for Advanced Nursing Practice (2)

  Spring 2012




NRSG 845/846

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing I: Short-Term Illness/Practicum (3/2)  Fall 2012




NRSG 847/848

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing II: Chronic Illness/Practicum (3/4)  Spring 2013



NRSG 849

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing III: Practicum (3)  Summer 2013




NRSG 851

Psychopharmacology (3)  Fall 2012




$8018.00* (20 credit hours)





O*Net link - Nurse practitioner

*Note: Tuition and fees calculated based upon 2012-2013 rates. Tuition and fee rates are subject to change each year.

Room/board: On-campus housing not available.
Books and supplies: $600 estimate
On time completion rate: NA*
Number Completed:
                2006 - 0
                2007 - 9
                2008 - 0
                2009 - 9
                2010 - 0
Number completed on time: NA*
Job Placement Rates for Program: NA*
Median Loan Debt: NA*
Title IV Loan Debt: NA*
Private Educational Loan Debt: NA*
Institutional Finance Plans: NA*
Amount Owed: NA*

* Not Applicable because there were less than 10 graduates per year.

Questions? Contact Us!

The University of Kansas School of Nursing
Office of Student Affairs
Mail Stop 2029
3901 Rainbow Blvd. 
Kansas City, KS 66160

toll-free: 1-888-588-1619
TTY 711

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