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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Post-Master’s PMHNP)

The College of Graduate Nursing (CGN) at WesternU pioneered the delivery of a web-based family nursing practitioner program in 1997 – the very first program of its kind in the nation. Today, that legacy continues with our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Post-Masters PMHNP) program. The WesternU College of Graduate Nursing offers a seamless progression to earn your Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) certificate/credential.

Our hybrid online learning program delivers the knowledge and skills to prepare you for your PMHNP role within a flexible schedule. Our campus-based seminar intensives, on the WesternU Pomona campus, and clinical experiences in a designated community will prepare you for clinical practice within a variety of healthcare settings.

Learn more about the program by visiting the Requirements page. Soon, you will be providing comprehensive care to patients, families, and communities.

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Designed for Nurses with a Master’s Degree

Our innovation continues with the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. Designed for nurses with a master’s degree in nursing, our hybrid/online Post-Master’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) certificate program integrates online learning with intensive clinical simulation days and clinical experiences in the students’ own community. Students can obtain a PMHNP certificate in as little as 4 semesters. An extended track is also available.
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Why Choose WesternU?

We offer:

  • A rigorous program of study that produces graduates who are in demand and highly respected by their employers
  • A flexible program that allows you to balance your work and family commitments with your education
  • A college with the highest level of accreditation
  • Top faculty experienced at facilitating distance learning
  • Long humanistic tradition of treating patients as people first; treating students as colleagues; and fostering camaraderie among students
  • Outstanding student support services for distance learners
  • A chance to join the WesternU nursing alumni who share a lifelong connection with the University

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  • WesternU Preview Day & Open House | California Campus

    Saturday, March 2 at 8:30 AM Pacific Standard Time

    Get to know WesternU, our programs, and our community. Choose your program of interest and join us on our Pomona, California campus to: – Hear directly from our president and faculty members about program curriculum and highlights – Explore our classrooms, labs, hands-on learning spaces, and more – Connect with current students and learn about their experiences – Participate in hands-on, interactive workshops – Learn about navigating the admissions process and preparing to meet our application requirements – Gain insights into setting yourself up for admissions success

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Take a look at our visit options and consider attending a WesternU Preview. If you’d like to discuss specifics with an advisor, schedule an advising appointment, online, on campus, or over the phone. When you request additional information we’ll make sure you receive program updates and deadline reminders. Of course, you can always find us on social media.