About this Program

The Post-Professional Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner has been developed to address a growing demand from nurses for programming that enables them to obtain national certification as an advanced practice nurse (nurse practitioner) in psychiatric mental health. This certificate program is targeted to licensed, registered nurses with an APRN MSN who wish to gain new skills and knowledge for board certification to provide psychiatric care services as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.

Program Highlights

  • Advanced Practice Nurses train to provide psychiatric care services.

  • Prepare for a career in a growing and in demand field.

  • Expected time to completion is 3 semesters.

At a Glance
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What are the requirements to apply for Post-Professional Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at ODU?
Students entering the Certificate program in Post-Professional Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner should meet the minimum university admission requirements Graduate Admission.
  • School of Nursing Supplemental Application (available at www.odu.edu/nursing)

  • A 500-700 word essay that addresses the applicant's goals and reasons for seeking the certificate.

  • Transcripts

  • One letter of recommendation

  • Resume

  • Non-degree application


Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $599
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $623
Cost Per-Credit $1,439

Ways to Save

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