Graduate Catalog 2018-2019

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post-Masters Certificate (Online)

Admission is limited to the most qualified applicants.

Applicants shall:

  • Hold a Master degree in nursing from an Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited program.
  • Provide evidence of current licensure(s) as a registered nurse and eligibility for licensure in Georgia. If the student expects to complete any clinical learning in the state, a Georgia RN license is required.
  • Have graduated from their MSN program with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.2 on a 4.0.

An application is complete when all of the following have been submitted:
  • Application form and non-refundable application fee: $35 online, $40 paper
  • Two letters of reference from professionals who can speak to the applicant's experience and potential for success in master's studies using the SON Form Letter located on the web site.
  • Official transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended.
  • Current résumé or curriculum vitae
  • Statement of Professional Goals
  • Onsite or monitored writing exercise.
  • Copy of RN license and APRN license, if applicable.
For applicants with an APRN degree seeking additional certifications, in addition to the above requirements, a copy of all APRN course syllabi will be needed and a meeting with the FNP Coordinator scheduled. The course syllabi will be used to develop an individualized program of study for each APRN student.

Students will apply for a certificate (similar to applying for graduation). The certificate will appear on a student’s transcripts but the student will not receive a diploma or participate in commencement.

Certificate Requirements

Supporting Core Courses (9 semester hours)

NRSG 5480Advanced Nursing Assessment

0 - 3

NRSG 5480LAdv Nurs Assessment Clinical


NRSG 5800Applied Pharmacology


NRSG 6300Adv Physio & Pathophysiology


Clinical Courses (23 semester hours)

NRSG 5500Perspectives of Adv Nur Pract


NRSG 5810Adv Psychopharm Neurobio


NRSG 7100Fdtn for Psychiatric Nursing


NRSG 7100LFndn Psych Nursing Lab


NRSG 7110Psych Mental Health Nursing I


NRSG 7110LPsyc Mental Health Nurs I Lab


NRSG 7120Psych Mental Health Nursing II


NRSG 7120LPsyc Mental Health Nurs II Lab


NRSG 7200Psyc Mental Hlth Nur Practicum


NRSG 7200LPsyc Mental Hlth Practicum Lab


Total Credit Hours for Certificate Completion: 31 semester hours / 630 clinical hours

Certificate requirement: Minimum 11 semester hours of approved coursework must be earned from Georgia College.