Online Post-Master's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Post-Master's PMHNP)

Expand Your Scope of Practice with a Post-Master's PMHNP

If you’re an active Registered Nurse with an MSN in another specialty, you can grow your skills and opportunities by earning a post-master's certificate as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. This will provide you with expanded competencies and scope of practice to better serve patients of all ages with mental health needs.

Rockhurst University’s Online Post-Master’s PMHNP program provides:

  • Ability to earn your PMHNP post-master's certificate in just 4 semesters*
  • 100% online coursework in addition to clinical hours 
  • Full clinical placement services provided 
  • Delivery by the highly respected Saint Luke's™ College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Preparation for the ANCC PMHNP-BC Certification upon graduation

Guided by Jesuit values, Rockhurst University prepares advanced practice nurses to care for the needs of the whole person through rigorous academics, rich and varied clinical experiences, and a spirit of inquiry and reflection. 

  • Affordable tuition
    Competitive tuition
  • Full-time or part-time options
    Graduate in 1.25 years
    Transform your career in just 4 semesters*
  • clinical placement
    Clinical placement
    Complimentary services

*may vary depending on evaluation of your MSN courses

Admission Requirements
  • MSN degree from an accredited institution
  • Active nursing license
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • 2 Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
Program Features
  • 22 credit hours (minimum) 
  • 750 clinical hours 
  • $734.69 per credit hour (non PMH Practicum courses) 
  • $1,750.00 per credit hour (PMH Practicum courses) 
  • 3 starts per year 
  • 4 semesters*
  • 1 campus immersion 
  • 1 virtual immersion 

*may vary depending on evaluation of your MSN courses

Program Themes

Advanced Practice Nursing Foundations

Incorporate scientific and theoretical concepts from nursing and other relevant disciplines to improve nursing practice in a variety of settings

Evidence-Informed Quality Improvement

Adopt a lifelong learning approach to care that draws upon research and data to ensure safety and quality for patients and organizations

Leadership, Systems, and Policy

Serve as an effective and collaborative nurse leader from organizational, systems, and policy perspectives

State Authorization

Rockhurst PMHNP state authorization

Students from Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia are welcome to apply to the online post-master's PMHNP program. Please see our State Authorization page for more detailed information.

Saint Luke’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences is approved by the State of Missouri to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). As a participating institution, Saint Luke’s College may offer online programs to students in other SARA member states without seeking authorization in that state.

Accreditation and Disclaimers

Rockhurst University and Saint Luke’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The online Post-Master's program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)*.

*The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Rockhurst University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.