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Can anybody help me-need program rec


Has 25 years experience.

Hi everyone- can ANYBODY recommend a good post grad PMHNP certificate program for me? Needs to be online and post-grad (already have MSN), I live in a rural area and any uni within driving distance of me doesn't have the program.

I started a FNP program late in the summer and family care is not for me. I know that the basic content of 3P is essentially all the same for all providers, but I was fooling myself thinking that I would enjoy learning a lot of content that I have zero plan on practicing someday.

I appreciate any input. EKU is sadly not a contender because they require you to have the 3P done before applying, which I do not. USI is on my list, as well as Washburn. I would really appreciate any help anybody can offer.


shibaowner, MSN, RN, NP

Has 1 years experience.

US News and World Reports lists the best schools for PMHNP. Most of them have post master's certificates and many of them are online programs. Johns Hopkins post master's is online. You will have to check individual schools. Good luck.

SopranoKris, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 5 years experience.

University of South Alabama has a post-grad certificate program: Post-Graduate Certificate

Here's the curriculum plan for the 6 semester certificate: http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/con/resources/postgradcert/postgraduatecertificate_nfpp_spring_6_semesters.pdf

It may actually take fewer than 6 semesters if you can transfer in other courses (such as Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, etc.) It is completely online and you only have to visit campus once to have a skills check off and clinical orientation. You do clinicals in your own area. Their tuition is reasonable because all online students pay the same rate, instead of out-of-state tuition.

SopranoKris- Thank you for posting this information. I completed a MSN in leadership & Management from WGU and am looking for an ONLINE certificate program for FMP / OR/ a DNP program that includes FNP.. Thank you for sharing this information & link.

Can you share any information you found for ONLINE programs ? I am in a similar situation - I completed the WGU MSN in leadership & management and I'm looking for a ONLINE certificate program for FNP or a DNP program that includes a FNP.... Searching for a program is a big project in its self... Interested in QUALITY/ COST / and time required to complete the program. THANK you '

SopranoKris, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 5 years experience.

Kciccone, University of South Alabama's program is online. You can choose to either get a post-master's certificate, or you can do the post-master's DNP adding a new specialty.