Psychiatric-Mental Health

Degrees Granted
Advanced Certificate, MS
Degree Level
Graduate
Location
Garden City, NY

Prepare for a rewarding, in-demand career providing psychiatric and mental healthcare to patients across their lifespan.

Why Earn a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Degree?

The demand for skilled psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners is growing. Graduates who complete certification will be prepared to assess, plan and manage clients and families with psychiatric diagnoses, providing critically needed psychopharmacology, counseling and therapy interventions.

Why Earn Your Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Degree at Adelphi?

  • Learn from experienced nurse practitioners using the latest technology in our state-of-the-art clinical simulation laboratory.
  • Benefit from flexible program options, including part-time options and a combination of online/on-campus learning, with 40 percent of our core courses offered online.
  • Graduate career-ready and prepared for the national certification exam and state licensure in a growing field.

26%*

* Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, April 2020
projected growth in employment of nurse practitioners from 2018 to 2028—much faster than the average for all occupations.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, April 2020

In the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, we prepare our students to care for the mental health needs of people of all ages. They are trained to address the contemporary issues that members of society face such as depression, anxiety, addiction and trauma through integrated approaches that include both therapy and medication.

Marissa Abram Assistant Professor, College of Nursing and Public Health

Post-Master’s Option

Psychiatric Mental Health-Nurse Practitioner students can further their education:

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMH-NP)

This certificate program is designed to educate nurses who have an MS degree and are NPs in another specialty to provide primary psychiatric and mental health care across the lifespan (child-adolescence through geriatric).

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

At Adelphi, we believe hands-on experience is key to setting our students up for future career success. This is why students in our nursing certification programs complete 500 hours of hands-on clinical experience in a variety of settings including community health clinics, health maintenance organizations, specialty clinics, correctional facilities and private medical practices.

State-of-the-Art Technology

Providing a wealth of opportunities, the Clinical Education and Simulation Lab (CESiL) is where we translate theory into practice. Our skills laboratory simulates the hospital setting with all appropriate and supportive supplies and equipment, which includes advanced patient care manikins and simulators and many other innovative educational devices. Some of the center’s features include:

  • a 22-bed lab, with one fully functioning community health room set up as a one-bedroom studio apartment
  • seven clinical exam rooms and one pediatric exam room
  • two classrooms fully wired for testing and web conferencing
  • a variety of training manikins

Program Info

Application Requirements & Deadlines

MS in Psychiatric-Mental Health

The priority application deadline for Fall admission is June 1. Applications received after the priority deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and B or above in all science and nursing classes. They must also submit the following:

  • Graduate application and $50 fee
  • Résumé
  • A 500-word, typed essay on your reasons for applying to the program
  • Final transcript documenting a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) from an accredited four-year institution
  • Two letters of recommendation from nurses who hold a master’s degree or above, credentials included
  • New York State RN license

Advanced Certificate in Psychiatric-Mental Health

The priority application deadline for Spring admission is October 15. The priority application deadline for Summer admission is April 15. Applications received after the priority deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and B or above in all science and nursing classes. They must also submit the following:

  • Graduate application and $50 fee
  • Résumé
  • A 500-word, typed essay on your reasons for applying to the program
  • Final transcript documenting a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) from an accredited four-year institution
  • Two letters of recommendation from nurses who hold a master’s degree or above, credentials included
  • New York State RN license
  • Final transcript documenting a master’s degree in nursing (MSN) from an accredited four-year institution

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