Currently, only Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia residents​ are eligible for the Nurse Practitioner certificate.

The nurse practitioner (NP) Post-graduate Certificate program builds on the graduate level nursing competencies and knowledge base. Nurses who are already prepared at either the master’s or doctorate level for other roles may apply for the post-graduate certificate program with advanced specialization as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). The  PMHNP concentration prepares students for certification as a PMHNP across the lifespan. Students in the Post-graduate Certificate program will enroll in existing PMHNP population-focused courses, but they will not be required to complete master’s graduate nursing core courses.