Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Advanced Certificate)

illustrative photo of patient chart and blood pressure cuff

Advanced Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Fall Start Only

The post-master’s advanced certificate in PMHNP is a FALL START ONLY with an April 1 Application Deadline. The fall 2025 application will open in September 2024.

Delivered in an online format with a mix of asynchronous and synchronous courses.

The Advanced Certificate is a 38-credit Post-Master's in Nursing specializing in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Practice (PMHNP). The Advanced Certificate in PMHNP prepares nurses with an advanced body of knowledge to provide mental health services across the lifespan. The online program consists of a 38-credit curriculum that focuses on advances in diagnostic reasoning; therapeutics in psychopharmacology; and advanced theory in psychiatric mental health nursing practice. 

The curriculum also integrates 640 clinical hours under the specialty of preceptorships with nurse practitioners or physicians practicing in psychiatric mental health. The psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner provides mental health service through diagnosis and treatment; prevention and mental health promotion programs; interprofessional collaboration and consultation with mental health providers; and leadership roles across health care clinics, hospitals, community agencies and private practice. Graduates of this program meet the educational requirements for national board certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and are eligible for New York State NP certification.

Any out-of-state applicant should be advised that SUNY Polytechnic Institute is a NC-SARA member for online education. Guidance from NC-SARA for professional programs can be found on the NC-SARA website.

Out-of-state applicants should visit here: Out-Of-State Applicants


Click 'Fullscreen' or zoom in to view. 


Request More Information

Detailed information, brochures and forms can be mailed to you upon request.


Let's Start The Process     

Complete and submit your application to SUNY Polytechnic Institute.