The Mostly Online Post - Graduate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Graduate Certificate
concentration offers a certificate for nurses who have completed a MSN degree in
nursing. This customized special studies program provides education and clinical training
in the PMHNP role. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible for the
national certification examination.
Prospective students must submit a completed application to the School of Graduate Studies which includes official transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate coursework, a completed personal essay, a vitae/résumé, and three (3) professional letters of recommendation. GRE reports are not required. Criteria for admission includes:
- A Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE);
- A “B” average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) in the nursing major; and
- Licensure in the United States as a registered nurse and eligibility for licensure in Tennessee or compact state.
- Admission to the post-master’s certificate program will be accomplished in the same manner as for the master’s nursing degree program. A minimum of twenty-one (21) credits is required for the certificate in Advanced Nursing Practice.
More information, inclluding coursework requirements can be found in the ETSU Catalog entry for this program.
Applicants seeking admission to the Masters of Science in Nursing degree program at East Tennessee State University must fulfill all the requirements for admission to both the School of Graduate Studies and the College of Nursing. The School of Graduate Studies requires that all students submit the following materials:
- a completed application with payment of a nonrefundable application fee;
- transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate work; and
- a written essay.
- International applicants should refer to the International Admissions section of the graduate catalog for additional requirements.
In addition, College of Nursing requirements for admission to the Master of Science degree program include:
- An unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Tennessee or the state in which the clinical assignments are completed.
- BSN from a nationally-accredited nursing program.
Students with a non-nursing bachelor’s degree who hold an unencumbered RN license can be considered for admission into the MSN program but must complete the following bridge courses prior to registration in graduate courses:
NRSE 3525 Health Promotion and Research;
NRSE 4620 Leadership and Professional Practice;
NRSE 3200 Advancing to Professional Practice;
NRSE 3510 Population, Community, and Public Health Nursing
- An earned Bachelor’s degree with an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Successful completion of a 3 semester hour or 4 quarter hour undergraduate level Statistics course.
- Curriculum Vitae/Resume.
- Three (3) professional letters of recommendation. Applicants are encouraged to request references from individuals who can best assess one’s potential for graduate study (e.g. previous nursing faculty if within five (5) years and two (2) professional including current or most recent supervisor.
- Submission of all application documentation required by the Graduate School.
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