How long usually to get a Psych certificate from FNP

  1. How long does it usually take?
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  3. by   Oldmahubbard
    You would have to compare the 2 curricula and see exactly what courses you are missing. There is some overlap, of course. Depending on the age of your FNP course work, the school may require course repeats.

    Tired of FNP?

    It is quite a different skill set.
  4. by   djmatte
    Quote from Oldmahubbard
    You would have to compare the 2 curricula and see exactly what courses you are missing. There is some overlap, of course. Depending on the age of your FNP course work, the school may require course repeats.

    Tired of FNP?

    It is quite a different skill set.
    I wouldn't mind adding the psych just by the sheer numbers of psych patients we see in primary care and having the capacity to address those issues at that level would be nice. Also with 8months plus of waiting for a psych provider in my area, most PCPs are already having to fill that role.
  5. by   FullGlass
    It depends on the program. Some post-master's psych programs are part time. Others are mandatory full-time. The Johns Hopkins program is online and can be completed in one year. They will find your preceptors, too.
  6. by   fitchick20
    I completed my pmhnp post masters certificate in 4 semesters, at Eastern Kentucky university.

    Cassie
  7. by   LizzyG, NP
    Hi, I'm enrolled in the Hopkins online PMHNP program. This is my third NP program (already have AGACNP and FNP), and I can tell you it's a good program. It is a *lot* of work, though. I was warned ahead of time that it would be very difficult to work F/T during this program. As a single mom, I didn't have a choice but to work F/T, but it's been rough. Will finish in August.
  8. by   umbdude
    Quote from djmatte
    I wouldn't mind adding the psych just by the sheer numbers of psych patients we see in primary care and having the capacity to address those issues at that level would be nice. Also with 8months plus of waiting for a psych provider in my area, most PCPs are already having to fill that role.
    Just curious how this would work in practice. If you get a psych cert, wouldn't you right away be inundated with psych cases which leave you little time to do primary care?

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