Jan 21, '13
This was written awhile ago but I am posting my answer in case it may help someone else- there arr many changes happening in this area of certification.
The Adult Psch NP certification exam is being retired effective 2014
(see APRN Corner: Frequently Asked Questions - American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC
), so most Adult Psych NP programs are now transitioning into Family Psych NP programs. The other challenge happening right now is that ANCC has set a goal to make all advanced practice nursing positions go for the DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) by 2015. So some programs have transitioned their post master's certificate into DNP programs- the downside to this is that it takes longer (at least 3 years) and is more expensive to get going.
One of the best programs I have found for post master's certificate NP Family mental health is University of North Dakota Online - they grant you instate tuition rate. Like many programs (online or not) you are expected to round up your own clinical preceptors in yuor home state.
Last edit by creativereaders on Jan 21, '13
: Reason: spelling