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Emergency Nurse Practitioner Certificate
The Post-Master’s Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) Certificate program is designed for licensed and certified Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) who wish to expand their nursing practice to the role of ENP. The mission of the ENP Certificate (ENPC) program is consistent with the University mission. It will develop clinicians who can manage care and participate in system change through identification of best practice in ambulatory, urgent, and emergent settings, and across the lifespan. Graduates of this program will increase their contribution to healthcare through the knowledge and skills developed in this program.
The Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate Program was developed for RNs with a master’s (or higher) degree in nursing or a health-related specialty who wish to expand their nursing practice to the role as a FNP. The mission of the FNP certificate program is consistent with the University mission. It will develop clinicians who can manage care and participate in system change through identification of best practice in the care of the family. Graduates of this program will increase their contribution to healthcare through the knowledge and skills developed in this program.

Prepare for the FNP & ENP Certification Exams & Licensures

Become a practicing Family Nurse Practitioner and an Emergency Nurse Practitioner. After graduating from our dual certificate program, you are eligible to take the national certification exams for the Family Nurse Practitioner and Emergency Nurse Practitioner. After this, you will be able to apply for licensure in advanced practice nursing as both a family nurse practitioner and an emergency nurse practitioner.

Designed for Practicing RNs with an MSN

Our program is specifically designed for practicing nurses with a master’s degree in nursing (or higher). Keep caring for your patients and living in your place of choice while you earn your next credentials. Our limited-residency program is designed for you, the busy nurse, who is ready to make an even greater impact on patients in family care and emergency settings.

Help Address the National Shortage in Emergency Departments

There’s a shortage of primary care and emergency department providers across the nation. FNP/ENPs can meet the shortage with their unique abilities, education, and qualifications to offer primary and emergency care across the lifespan.

5 Onsite Visits

During the duration of the FNPC/ENPC program, you have 7 weeks of onsite instruction (divided across the five semesters of the program) at our campus in Provo, Utah. During the onsite visits you will focus on the following: acquiring intensive skills; learning high-risk skills in high-fidelity simulation settings; and, gaining in-person, hands-on primary and emergency care skills in a university setting.

 

The Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate (FNPC) Program/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program (PMHNPC) (Post-Master’s) was developed for registered nurses with a master’s (or higher) degree in nursing or a health-related specialty who wish to expand their nursing practice to the role as an FNP/PMHNP. The FNPC/PMHNPC program develops clinicians who can manage care and participate in system change through identification of best practice in the care of the family as well as clinicians who can manage care and participate in system change through identification of best practice in primary care and psychiatric settings across the lifespan. Graduates of this program will increase their contribution to healthcare through the knowledge and skills developed in this program.

The Post-Master’s Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Certificate program is completely online. It is designed for the registered nurse with a master’s degree or higher, wishing to expand into advanced practice in the specialty of psychiatric-mental health. Students complete 39 credit hours and 540 supervised clinical hours (over 4 semesters). The program accepts students to begin the program in Winter, Summer, and Fall terms.

Curriculum

Emergency Nurse Practitioner Certificate

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This course is the clinical companion to ENP 713 (Didactic). This clinical practicum will focus on caring for individuals across the lifespan with cardiovascular, pulmonary, infectious disease, immunology, oncology, and integumentary presentations in ambulatory, urgent, and emergent settings. In clinical settings, students will apply knowledge of advanced health assessment, pathophysiology, pharmacotherapeutics, and non-pharmacotherapeutics while considering differential diagnoses. Treatment plans will include genetic, age, gender, and cultural influences, laboratory findings, diagnostic studies, and procedures. Students will demonstrate the ability to collaborate and communicate with patients and the healthcare team, and professionalism in the role of an emergency nurse practitioner. (120 clinical clock hours)
This course is the didactic companion to ENP 712 (Clinical). The course will focus on care of individuals across the lifespan with cardiovascular, pulmonary, infectious disease, immunology, oncology, and integumentary presentations in ambulatory, urgent, and emergent settings. Students will be introduced to development of a differential diagnosis list, decision-making processes, patient management, and patient disposition, all while considering professional, ethical, and legal aspects. Content includes evidence-based guidelines for care, pathophysiology and pharmacology, and genetic, age, gender, and cultural influences.
This course is the clinical companion to ENP 723 (Didactic). This clinical practicum will focus on caring for individuals across the lifespan with gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, psychiatric, environmental, hematology, toxicology, and traumatic presentations in ambulatory, urgent, and emergent settings. In clinical settings, students will apply knowledge of advanced health assessment, pathophysiology, pharmacotherapeutics, and non-pharmacotherapeutics while considering differential diagnoses. Treatment plans will include genetic, age, gender, and cultural influences, laboratory findings, diagnostic studies, and procedures. Students will demonstrate the ability to collaborate and communicate with patients and the healthcare team, and professionalism in the role of an emergency nurse practitioner. (120 clinical clock hours)
This course is the didactic companion to ENP 722 (Clinical). The course will focus on care of individuals across the lifespan with gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, psychiatric, environmental, hematology, toxicology, and traumatic presentations in ambulatory, urgent, and emergent settings. Students will be introduced to development of a differential diagnoses list, decision-making processes, patient management, and patient disposition, all while considering professional, ethical, and legal aspects. Content includes evidence-based guidelines for care, pathophysiology and pharmacology, and genetic, age, gender, and cultural influences.

This course is the clinical companion to ENP 733 (Didactic). This clinical practicum will focus on caring for individuals across the lifespan with renal, genitourinary, reproductive, endocrine, neurologic, and head, eye, ear, nose, and throat system presentation in ambulatory, urgent, and emergent settings. In clinical settings, students will apply knowledge of advanced health assessment, pathophysiology, pharmacotherapeutics, and non-pharmacotherapeutics while considering differential diagnoses. Treatment plans will include genetic, age, gender, and cultural influences, laboratory findings, diagnostic studies, and procedures. Students will demonstrate the ability to collaborate and communicate with patients and the healthcare team, and professionalism in the role of an emergency nurse practitioner. (180 clinical clock hours)

This course is the didactic companion to ENP 732 (Clinical). The course will focus on care of individuals across the lifespan with renal, genitourinary, reproductive, endocrine, neurologic, and head, eye, ear, nose, and throat system presentation in ambulatory, urgent, and emergent settings. Students will be introduced to development of a differential diagnose list, decision-making processes, patient management, and patient disposition, all while considering professional, ethical, and legal aspects. Content includes evidence-based guidelines for care, pathophysiology and pharmacology, and genetic, age, gender, and cultural influences.

Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

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This course is designed to provide the advanced practice nurse with evidence-based knowledge for the safe and appropriate pharmacotherapy in various settings and for diverse populations across the lifespan. Basic and advanced pharmacology principles will be applied to the prescribing and monitoring of agents/drugs utilized in health promotion and the treatment of conditions commonly encountered, including client education and legal and ethical considerations.
The course will focus on advanced physical assessment, communication, and diagnostic reasoning skills for the advanced practice nurse to care for individuals and families across the lifespan. Skills obtained in this course will be used to analyze health and alterations in health for individuals and families and prepare the student for independent practice.
This course is a system-focused pathophysiology course that includes advanced concepts of functioning as it relates the family nurse practitioner’s ability to manage illness across the lifespan. Special attention will be given to advanced concepts that correlate with clinical decisions related to diagnosis and therapeutic management. Genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors will also be included as they relate to the epidemiology of disease.
This course examines principles of leadership and role development of the advanced practice nurse and incorporates ethical decision-making, interprofessional collaboration, and navigating evidence-based system changes. The exploration of leadership models, styles, strategies, and roles will provide a foundation for establishing professional leadership goals. Examining practice regulations; professionalism and ethical practices; and interprofessional collaborations will provide a multi-dimensional view of the role and contributions of the advanced practice nurse to safe, high-quality, and cost-effective healthcare.

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Course

Credits

This course is the first clinical practicum in a series of three practicum courses in the FNP Program that prepares the student for advanced nursing practice as family nurse practitioners. The three practicum courses should show patient interactions across the lifespan including pediatrics, adult, geriatrics and women’s health. Students will further their skill development in the primary care of individuals and families across the lifespan with acute and chronic conditions. Students are guided through the application processes for recognition and certification as a family nurse practitioner. (180 clinical clock hours)
This course is the first clinical didactic in a series of three clinical didactic courses in the FNP Program that prepares the student for advanced nursing practice as family nurse practitioners. The three didactic courses will include lifespan care including pediatrics, adult, geriatrics and women’s health. Students will further their skill development in the primary care of individuals and families across the lifespan with acute and chronic conditions. Students are guided through the application processes for recognition and certification as a family nurse practitioner.

This course is the second of three practicum courses in the FNP Program that prepares the student for advanced nursing practice as family nurse practitioners. The three practicum courses should show patient interactions across the lifespan including pediatrics, adult, geriatrics and women’s health. Students will further their skill development in the primary care of individuals and families across the lifespan with acute and chronic conditions. Students are guided through the application processes for recognition and certification as a family nurse practitioner. (180 clinical clock hours)

This course is the second clinical didactic in a series of three clinical didactic courses in the FNP Program that prepares the student for advanced nursing practice as family nurse practitioners. The three didactic courses will include lifespan care including pediatrics, adult, geriatrics and women’s health. Students will further their skill development in the primary care of individuals and families across the lifespan with acute and chronic conditions. Students are guided through the application processes for recognition and certification as a family nurse practitioner.
This course is the third practicum course in the FNP Program that prepares students for advanced nursing practice as family nurse practitioners. Students will further their skill development in the primary care of individuals and families across the lifespan with acute and chronic conditions. Students are guided through the application processes for recognition and certification as a family nurse practitioner. (180 clinical clock hours)
This course is the third clinical didactic in a series of three clinical didactic courses in the FNP Program that prepares the student for advanced nursing practice as family nurse practitioners. The three didactic courses will include lifespan care including pediatrics, adult, geriatrics and women’s health. Students will further their skill development in the primary care of individuals and families across the lifespan with acute and chronic conditions. Students are guided through the application processes for recognition and certification as a family nurse practitioner.

Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate / Emergency Nurse Practitioner Certificate

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Course

Credits

This course is designed to provide the advanced practice nurse with evidence-based knowledge for the safe and appropriate pharmacotherapy in various settings and for diverse populations across the lifespan. Basic and advanced pharmacology principles will be applied to the prescribing and monitoring of agents/drugs utilized in health promotion and the treatment of conditions commonly encountered, including client education and legal and ethical considerations.
The course will focus on advanced physical assessment, communication, and diagnostic reasoning skills for the advanced practice nurse to care for individuals and families across the lifespan. Skills obtained in this course will be used to analyze health and alterations in health for individuals and families and prepare the student for independent practice.
This course is a system-focused pathophysiology course that includes advanced concepts of functioning as it relates the family nurse practitioner’s ability to manage illness across the lifespan. Special attention will be given to advanced concepts that correlate with clinical decisions related to diagnosis and therapeutic management. Genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors will also be included as they relate to the epidemiology of disease.
This course examines principles of leadership and role development of the advanced practice nurse and incorporates ethical decision-making, interprofessional collaboration, and navigating evidence-based system changes. The exploration of leadership models, styles, strategies, and roles will provide a foundation for establishing professional leadership goals. Examining practice regulations; professionalism and ethical practices; and interprofessional collaborations will provide a multi-dimensional view of the role and contributions of the advanced practice nurse to safe, high-quality, and cost-effective healthcare.

Code

Course

Credits

This course is the first clinical practicum in a series of three practicum courses in the FNP Program that prepares the student for advanced nursing practice as family nurse practitioners. The three practicum courses should show patient interactions across the lifespan including pediatrics, adult, geriatrics and women’s health. Students will further their skill development in the primary care of individuals and families across the lifespan with acute and chronic conditions. Students are guided through the application processes for recognition and certification as a family nurse practitioner. (180 clinical clock hours)
This course is the first clinical didactic in a series of three clinical didactic courses in the FNP Program that prepares the student for advanced nursing practice as family nurse practitioners. The three didactic courses will include lifespan care including pediatrics, adult, geriatrics and women’s health. Students will further their skill development in the primary care of individuals and families across the lifespan with acute and chronic conditions. Students are guided through the application processes for recognition and certification as a family nurse practitioner.

This course is the second of three practicum courses in the FNP Program that prepares the student for advanced nursing practice as family nurse practitioners. The three practicum courses should show patient interactions across the lifespan including pediatrics, adult, geriatrics and women’s health. Students will further their skill development in the primary care of individuals and families across the lifespan with acute and chronic conditions. Students are guided through the application processes for recognition and certification as a family nurse practitioner. (180 clinical clock hours)

This course is the second clinical didactic in a series of three clinical didactic courses in the FNP Program that prepares the student for advanced nursing practice as family nurse practitioners. The three didactic courses will include lifespan care including pediatrics, adult, geriatrics and women’s health. Students will further their skill development in the primary care of individuals and families across the lifespan with acute and chronic conditions. Students are guided through the application processes for recognition and certification as a family nurse practitioner.
This course is the third practicum course in the FNP Program that prepares students for advanced nursing practice as family nurse practitioners. Students will further their skill development in the primary care of individuals and families across the lifespan with acute and chronic conditions. Students are guided through the application processes for recognition and certification as a family nurse practitioner. (180 clinical clock hours)
This course is the third clinical didactic in a series of three clinical didactic courses in the FNP Program that prepares the student for advanced nursing practice as family nurse practitioners. The three didactic courses will include lifespan care including pediatrics, adult, geriatrics and women’s health. Students will further their skill development in the primary care of individuals and families across the lifespan with acute and chronic conditions. Students are guided through the application processes for recognition and certification as a family nurse practitioner.

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Course

Credits

This course is the clinical companion to ENP 713 (Didactic). This clinical practicum will focus on caring for individuals across the lifespan with cardiovascular, pulmonary, infectious disease, immunology, oncology, and integumentary presentations in ambulatory, urgent, and emergent settings. In clinical settings, students will apply knowledge of advanced health assessment, pathophysiology, pharmacotherapeutics, and non-pharmacotherapeutics while considering differential diagnoses. Treatment plans will include genetic, age, gender, and cultural influences, laboratory findings, diagnostic studies, and procedures. Students will demonstrate the ability to collaborate and communicate with patients and the healthcare team, and professionalism in the role of an emergency nurse practitioner. (120 clinical clock hours)
This course is the didactic companion to ENP 712 (Clinical). The course will focus on care of individuals across the lifespan with cardiovascular, pulmonary, infectious disease, immunology, oncology, and integumentary presentations in ambulatory, urgent, and emergent settings. Students will be introduced to development of a differential diagnosis list, decision-making processes, patient management, and patient disposition, all while considering professional, ethical, and legal aspects. Content includes evidence-based guidelines for care, pathophysiology and pharmacology, and genetic, age, gender, and cultural influences.
This course is the clinical companion to ENP 723 (Didactic). This clinical practicum will focus on caring for individuals across the lifespan with gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, psychiatric, environmental, hematology, toxicology, and traumatic presentations in ambulatory, urgent, and emergent settings. In clinical settings, students will apply knowledge of advanced health assessment, pathophysiology, pharmacotherapeutics, and non-pharmacotherapeutics while considering differential diagnoses. Treatment plans will include genetic, age, gender, and cultural influences, laboratory findings, diagnostic studies, and procedures. Students will demonstrate the ability to collaborate and communicate with patients and the healthcare team, and professionalism in the role of an emergency nurse practitioner. (120 clinical clock hours)
This course is the didactic companion to ENP 722 (Clinical). The course will focus on care of individuals across the lifespan with gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, psychiatric, environmental, hematology, toxicology, and traumatic presentations in ambulatory, urgent, and emergent settings. Students will be introduced to development of a differential diagnoses list, decision-making processes, patient management, and patient disposition, all while considering professional, ethical, and legal aspects. Content includes evidence-based guidelines for care, pathophysiology and pharmacology, and genetic, age, gender, and cultural influences.
This course is the clinical companion to ENP 733 (Didactic). This clinical practicum will focus on caring for individuals across the lifespan with renal, genitourinary, reproductive, endocrine, neurologic, and head, eye, ear, nose, and throat system presentation in ambulatory, urgent, and emergent settings. In clinical settings, students will apply knowledge of advanced health assessment, pathophysiology, pharmacotherapeutics, and non-pharmacotherapeutics while considering differential diagnoses. Treatment plans will include genetic, age, gender, and cultural influences, laboratory findings, diagnostic studies, and procedures. Students will demonstrate the ability to collaborate and communicate with patients and the healthcare team, and professionalism in the role of an emergency nurse practitioner. (180 clinical clock hours)
This course is the didactic companion to ENP 732 (Clinical). The course will focus on care of individuals across the lifespan with renal, genitourinary, reproductive, endocrine, neurologic, and head, eye, ear, nose, and throat system presentation in ambulatory, urgent, and emergent settings. Students will be introduced to development of a differential diagnose list, decision-making processes, patient management, and patient disposition, all while considering professional, ethical, and legal aspects. Content includes evidence-based guidelines for care, pathophysiology and pharmacology, and genetic, age, gender, and cultural influences.

Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate

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Course

Credits

This course is designed to provide the advanced practice nurse with evidence-based knowledge for the safe and appropriate pharmacotherapy in various settings and for diverse populations across the lifespan. Basic and advanced pharmacology principles will be applied to the prescribing and monitoring of agents/drugs utilized in health promotion and the treatment of conditions commonly encountered, including client education and legal and ethical considerations.
The course will focus on advanced physical assessment, communication, and diagnostic reasoning skills for the advanced practice nurse to care for individuals and families across the lifespan. Skills obtained in this course will be used to analyze health and alterations in health for individuals and families and prepare the student for independent practice.
This course is a system-focused pathophysiology course that includes advanced concepts of functioning as it relates the family nurse practitioner’s ability to manage illness across the lifespan. Special attention will be given to advanced concepts that correlate with clinical decisions related to diagnosis and therapeutic management. Genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors will also be included as they relate to the epidemiology of disease.
This course examines principles of leadership and role development of the advanced practice nurse and incorporates ethical decision-making, interprofessional collaboration, and navigating evidence-based system changes. The exploration of leadership models, styles, strategies, and roles will provide a foundation for establishing professional leadership goals. Examining practice regulations; professionalism and ethical practices; and interprofessional collaborations will provide a multi-dimensional view of the role and contributions of the advanced practice nurse to safe, high-quality, and cost-effective healthcare.

Code

Course

Credits

This course is the first clinical practicum in a series of three practicum courses in the FNP Program that prepares the student for advanced nursing practice as family nurse practitioners. The three practicum courses should show patient interactions across the lifespan including pediatrics, adult, geriatrics and women’s health. Students will further their skill development in the primary care of individuals and families across the lifespan with acute and chronic conditions. Students are guided through the application processes for recognition and certification as a family nurse practitioner. (180 clinical clock hours)
This course is the first clinical didactic in a series of three clinical didactic courses in the FNP Program that prepares the student for advanced nursing practice as family nurse practitioners. The three didactic courses will include lifespan care including pediatrics, adult, geriatrics and women’s health. Students will further their skill development in the primary care of individuals and families across the lifespan with acute and chronic conditions. Students are guided through the application processes for recognition and certification as a family nurse practitioner.

This course is the second of three practicum courses in the FNP Program that prepares the student for advanced nursing practice as family nurse practitioners. The three practicum courses should show patient interactions across the lifespan including pediatrics, adult, geriatrics and women’s health. Students will further their skill development in the primary care of individuals and families across the lifespan with acute and chronic conditions. Students are guided through the application processes for recognition and certification as a family nurse practitioner. (180 clinical clock hours)

This course is the second clinical didactic in a series of three clinical didactic courses in the FNP Program that prepares the student for advanced nursing practice as family nurse practitioners. The three didactic courses will include lifespan care including pediatrics, adult, geriatrics and women’s health. Students will further their skill development in the primary care of individuals and families across the lifespan with acute and chronic conditions. Students are guided through the application processes for recognition and certification as a family nurse practitioner.
This course is the third practicum course in the FNP Program that prepares students for advanced nursing practice as family nurse practitioners. Students will further their skill development in the primary care of individuals and families across the lifespan with acute and chronic conditions. Students are guided through the application processes for recognition and certification as a family nurse practitioner. (180 clinical clock hours)
This course is the third clinical didactic in a series of three clinical didactic courses in the FNP Program that prepares the student for advanced nursing practice as family nurse practitioners. The three didactic courses will include lifespan care including pediatrics, adult, geriatrics and women’s health. Students will further their skill development in the primary care of individuals and families across the lifespan with acute and chronic conditions. Students are guided through the application processes for recognition and certification as a family nurse practitioner.

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Course

Credits

This course explores the psychiatric assessment and diagnosis of psychiatric disorders. Learning focuses on advanced psychiatric assessment including the history of present illness, psychiatric review of systems, psychiatric history, and mental status exam. Students will also learn about diagnosis, case formulation, and treatment planning. The course explores the diagnostic criteria and codes of psychiatric disorders in the DSM-V.

This course explores the theoretical foundations of psychotherapy and strategies to implement evidence-based therapeutic modalities in advanced mental health nursing practice. Learning focuses on a variety of psychotherapeutic modalities including and covers the lifespan.

In this course, students focus on prescribing and monitoring psychopharmaceutical and alternative therapeutic agents in conditions commonly encountered by the psychiatric/mental health advanced practice nurse. This course focuses on advanced concepts in neuroscience, pharmacogenomics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics in the integration of evidence-based prescribing, as well as ethical and legal aspects of pharmacotherapeutics.

This course is the clinical companion to PMH 709 (didactic). In clinical settings, students will apply knowledge of advanced health assessment, psychopathophysiology, psychopharmacotherapeutics, and psychotherapy/therapeutic modalities in the recognition and management of acute and serious mental illness. The population of interest for this course is adult women and men and the older adult (65 plus years of age). Genetic, age, gender, and cultural influences will be considered as differential diagnosis and treatment plans are proposed and implemented. Laboratory findings, diagnostic studies will be integrated into the plan of care. The physical, ethical, and social aspects of providing mental health care to adults and aging adults will be incorporated into the plan of care. (180 clinical clock hours)
This course is the didactic companion to PMH 708 (clinical). Students will transfer knowledge of advanced health assessment, psychopathophysiology, psychopharmacotherapeutics, and psychotherapy/therapeutic modalities to the recognition and management of acute and serious mental illness. The population of interest for this course is adult women and men and the older adult (65 plus years of age). Topics will include the genetic, age, gender, and cultural influences on psychiatric and mental health of older adults, as well as laboratory findings and diagnostic studies. The physical, ethical, and social aspects of providing mental health care to adults and aging adults will be explored.
This course is the clinical companion to PMH 719 (didactic). In clinical settings, students will continue to apply knowledge of advanced health assessment, psychopathophysiology, psychopharmacotherapeutics, and psychotherapy/therapeutic modalities in recognition and management of acute and serious mental illness, and mental health, most often seen in the pediatric and adolescent population aged 0-18 years of age. Differential diagnoses and treatment plans will include genetic, age, gender, cultural influences and developmental milestones, as well as laboratory findings, and diagnostic studies. Strategies and interventions in education, family support, and facilitated family and group communication specific to mental health will be incorporated into the plan of care. (180 clinical clock hours)
This course is the didactic companion to PMH 718 (clinical). Students will continue to apply knowledge of advanced health assessment, psychopathophysiology, psychopharmacotherapeutics, and psychotherapy/therapeutic modalities in recognition and management of acute and serious mental illness, and mental health, most often seen in the pediatric and adolescent population aged 0-18 years of age. Topics will include genetic, age, gender, cultural influences and developmental milestones, as well as laboratory findings, and diagnostic studies. Strategies and interventions in education, family support, and facilitated family and group communication specific to mental health will be included.
This course is the clinical companion to PMH 729 (didactic). In clinical settings, students will develop and apply knowledge in the recognition & management of acute and serious mental illness to individuals, families, and groups in specific settings and populations. Settings include but are not limited to prisons, addiction and pain clinics, homes, and student health clinics. Populations include but are not limited to the marginalized or underserved, e.g., homeless, immigrant, refugee, and veteran populations. These settings and populations are unique to those experienced in previous clinical courses, giving the students exceptional patient-care experience in interprofessional communication and resource procurement, and a broad range of application of evidence-based practice in the most current and critical of acute and serious mental illness management. (180 clinical clock hours)
This course is the didactic companion to PMH 728 (clinical). Students will develop and apply knowledge in the recognition & management of acute and serious mental illness to individuals, families, and groups in specific settings and populations. Settings include but are not limited to prisons, addiction and pain clinics, homes, and student health clinics. Populations include but are not limited to the marginalized or underserved, e.g., homeless, immigrant, refugee, and veteran populations. These settings and populations are unique to those experienced in previous courses, and focus on a broad range of application of evidence-based practice in the most current and critical of acute and serious mental illness management.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate

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Course

Credits

This course is designed to provide the advanced practice nurse with evidence-based knowledge for the safe and appropriate pharmacotherapy in various settings and for diverse populations across the lifespan. Basic and advanced pharmacology principles will be applied to the prescribing and monitoring of agents/drugs utilized in health promotion and the treatment of conditions commonly encountered, including client education and legal and ethical considerations.
The course will focus on advanced physical assessment, communication, and diagnostic reasoning skills for the advanced practice nurse to care for individuals and families across the lifespan. Skills obtained in this course will be used to analyze health and alterations in health for individuals and families and prepare the student for independent practice.
This course is a system-focused pathophysiology course that includes advanced concepts of functioning as it relates the family nurse practitioner’s ability to manage illness across the lifespan. Special attention will be given to advanced concepts that correlate with clinical decisions related to diagnosis and therapeutic management. Genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors will also be included as they relate to the epidemiology of disease.
This course examines principles of leadership and role development of the advanced practice nurse and incorporates ethical decision-making, interprofessional collaboration, and navigating evidence-based system changes. The exploration of leadership models, styles, strategies, and roles will provide a foundation for establishing professional leadership goals. Examining practice regulations; professionalism and ethical practices; and interprofessional collaborations will provide a multi-dimensional view of the role and contributions of the advanced practice nurse to safe, high-quality, and cost-effective healthcare.

Code

Course

Credits

This course explores the psychiatric assessment and diagnosis of psychiatric disorders. Learning focuses on advanced psychiatric assessment including the history of present illness, psychiatric review of systems, psychiatric history, and mental status exam. Students will also learn about diagnosis, case formulation, and treatment planning. The course explores the diagnostic criteria and codes of psychiatric disorders in the DSM-V.

This course explores the theoretical foundations of psychotherapy and strategies to implement evidence-based therapeutic modalities in advanced mental health nursing practice. Learning focuses on a variety of psychotherapeutic modalities including and covers the lifespan.

In this course, students focus on prescribing and monitoring psychopharmaceutical and alternative therapeutic agents in conditions commonly encountered by the psychiatric/mental health advanced practice nurse. This course focuses on advanced concepts in neuroscience, pharmacogenomics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics in the integration of evidence-based prescribing, as well as ethical and legal aspects of pharmacotherapeutics.

This course is the clinical companion to PMH 709 (didactic). In clinical settings, students will apply knowledge of advanced health assessment, psychopathophysiology, psychopharmacotherapeutics, and psychotherapy/therapeutic modalities in the recognition and management of acute and serious mental illness. The population of interest for this course is adult women and men and the older adult (65 plus years of age). Genetic, age, gender, and cultural influences will be considered as differential diagnosis and treatment plans are proposed and implemented. Laboratory findings, diagnostic studies will be integrated into the plan of care. The physical, ethical, and social aspects of providing mental health care to adults and aging adults will be incorporated into the plan of care. (180 clinical clock hours)
This course is the didactic companion to PMH 708 (clinical). Students will transfer knowledge of advanced health assessment, psychopathophysiology, psychopharmacotherapeutics, and psychotherapy/therapeutic modalities to the recognition and management of acute and serious mental illness. The population of interest for this course is adult women and men and the older adult (65 plus years of age). Topics will include the genetic, age, gender, and cultural influences on psychiatric and mental health of older adults, as well as laboratory findings and diagnostic studies. The physical, ethical, and social aspects of providing mental health care to adults and aging adults will be explored.
This course is the clinical companion to PMH 719 (didactic). In clinical settings, students will continue to apply knowledge of advanced health assessment, psychopathophysiology, psychopharmacotherapeutics, and psychotherapy/therapeutic modalities in recognition and management of acute and serious mental illness, and mental health, most often seen in the pediatric and adolescent population aged 0-18 years of age. Differential diagnoses and treatment plans will include genetic, age, gender, cultural influences and developmental milestones, as well as laboratory findings, and diagnostic studies. Strategies and interventions in education, family support, and facilitated family and group communication specific to mental health will be incorporated into the plan of care. (180 clinical clock hours)
This course is the didactic companion to PMH 718 (clinical). Students will continue to apply knowledge of advanced health assessment, psychopathophysiology, psychopharmacotherapeutics, and psychotherapy/therapeutic modalities in recognition and management of acute and serious mental illness, and mental health, most often seen in the pediatric and adolescent population aged 0-18 years of age. Topics will include genetic, age, gender, cultural influences and developmental milestones, as well as laboratory findings, and diagnostic studies. Strategies and interventions in education, family support, and facilitated family and group communication specific to mental health will be included.
This course is the clinical companion to PMH 729 (didactic). In clinical settings, students will develop and apply knowledge in the recognition & management of acute and serious mental illness to individuals, families, and groups in specific settings and populations. Settings include but are not limited to prisons, addiction and pain clinics, homes, and student health clinics. Populations include but are not limited to the marginalized or underserved, e.g., homeless, immigrant, refugee, and veteran populations. These settings and populations are unique to those experienced in previous clinical courses, giving the students exceptional patient-care experience in interprofessional communication and resource procurement, and a broad range of application of evidence-based practice in the most current and critical of acute and serious mental illness management. (180 clinical clock hours)
This course is the didactic companion to PMH 728 (clinical). Students will develop and apply knowledge in the recognition & management of acute and serious mental illness to individuals, families, and groups in specific settings and populations. Settings include but are not limited to prisons, addiction and pain clinics, homes, and student health clinics. Populations include but are not limited to the marginalized or underserved, e.g., homeless, immigrant, refugee, and veteran populations. These settings and populations are unique to those experienced in previous courses, and focus on a broad range of application of evidence-based practice in the most current and critical of acute and serious mental illness management.

Semester Dates

Fall 2024

Type

Date

Priority Application Deadline
7-8-2024
Final Application Deadline
8-12-2024
Semester Start
9-3-2024

Winter 2025

Type

Date

Priority Application Deadline
11-11-2024
Final Application Deadline
12-16-2024
Semester Start
1-6-2025

Summer 2025

Type

Date

Priority Application Deadline
3-10-2025
Final Application Deadline
4-14-2025
Semester Start
5-5-2025

Admission Requirements

Hold a master’s (or higher) degree in nursing from an accredited institution (or foreign equivalent)

Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA

Have at least one year of clinical experience is preferred

Hold a current unencumbered RN license in his/her state of residence

Submit a resume/CV

Submit 2 letters of recommendation

How to Apply

Submit the following:

1. Online Application

  • The statement of professional goals, on the application, should include current intellectual and professional interests and personal  motivations as to why the student is applying to the degree program
  • Resume/CV. Including detailed employment history, career history, extracurricular activities, etc.
  1. Two letters of recommendation
  • The recommendations are ideally from a former or current supervisor or professional colleague who is able to comment on your ability to apply evidence in practice
  1. Official transcripts from each prior undergraduate and graduate institution from which a degree was earned
  2. Copy of current United States healthcare license or certification in the appropriate area of practice
  3. Non-refundable application fee

Faculty

Janet Noles

PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP

Nursing Chair

Kristina Davis

ENP-C, FNP-C, AGACNP-BC

ENPC Program Director

Admissions Disclosures:

1. Admission is limited and selective. All completed applications will be considered for admission. All applicants must demonstrate a previous record of successful academic achievement, clinical experience, and the motivation to pursue graduate-level education.

2. Application materials can be emailed or mailed. Official transcripts may be mailed or emailed. Official transcripts must originate from the institution’s Registrar Office. Any transcripts emailed from the applicant will be considered unofficial.

3. Full Disclosure Requirement: Incomplete or falsified admission information constitutes grounds for a refusal to admit or immediate dismissal, loss of credit, and forfeiture of all tuition and fees paid.

4. Confidentiality: Admissions materials received by the University are kept in strict confidence. Once the application materials are received, these materials are the property of the University and will not be returned to the applicant. All applicant materials are kept for one year following receipt if the applicant does not enroll.

Tuition & Fees

Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENPC) Certificate

Cost per Credit
$1,173
Total Credits
15
Total Tuition Cost
$17,595
Other Program Fees
$4,500

University Resource Fee

$39 per credit (Up to 15 credits per semester)

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNPC) Certificate

Cost per Credit
$967
Total Credits
30
Total Tuition Cost
$29,010
Other Program Fees
$2,400

University Resource Fee

$39 per credit (Up to 15 credits per semester)

Family Nurse Practitioner/Emergency Nurse Practitioner (FNPC/ENPC) Certificate

Cost per Credit
$1,034
Total Credits
45
Total Tuition Cost
$46,530
Other Program Fees
$6,900

University Resource Fee

$39 per credit (Up to 15 credits per semester)

Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate (FNPC/PMHNPC)

Cost per Credit
$967
Total Credits
57
Total Tuition Cost
$55,119
Other Program Fees
$3,900

University Resource Fee

$39 per credit (Up to 15 credits per semester)

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate (PMHNPC)

Cost per Credit
$967
Total Credits
39
Total Tuition Cost
$37,713
Other Program Fees
$1,500

University Resource Fee

$39 per credit (Up to 15 credits per semester)

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance (COA) is the cornerstone of establishing a student’s financial need, as it sets a limit on the total aid that a student may receive. Learn more…

FAQ

The American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners (AAENP) has agreed that the body of knowledge possessed by the FNP is the ideal basis for an Emergency Nurse Practitioner. In order to take the certification exam offered by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board, a candidate for the ENP must be a certified FNP.
We currently offer an ENPC program designed for FNPs. Qualified FNPs can apply to our ENPC program, which only takes one year to go from being an FNP to an FNP/ENP.
Ultimately, yes. You choose the clinical site in your community, and the preceptor, that best suits your goals and also meets program criteria. As a distance program, we are not able to solicit placements for you. However, please know that a nursing faculty member will be available to assist you in this process.
Yes! After you graduate from our FNPC/ENPC dual certificate program you are eligible to take the national certification exams for the Family Nurse Practitioner and for the Emergency Nurse Practitioner. You will need to have your FNP certification prior to being eligible to test for your ENP certification.

Financial Aid

There are many ways you can pay for your education and receive aid. See how our Financial Aid Office can help you fund your education.

Program Accreditation

The Emergency Nurse Practitioner certificate program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions has been granted academic program validation from the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners. 7729 E Greenway Road, #300, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. 480-585-6105. www.aaenp-natl.org