Online Post-Master's Certificate PMHN

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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Certificate Program

Get up close and personal with the specialty you’re most passionate about—and deliver care in the spirit of aloha: love, kindness, grace, and unity.

The future of mental health care needs compassionate nurses like you. And Hawai‘i Pacific University's online psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) Post-Master's Certificate program prepares you to assess, diagnose, and treat patients with unique mental health needs—anywhere in the world. Through robust coursework and evidence-based practicums, you’ll emerge better prepared to lead the way in quality and safety of care for patients of all ages in a global society.

Expand the scope of your career with our online PMHNP Post-Master's Certificate—and put what you’ve learned immediately into practice.

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Length: 14 months

Total Credits:  27 credits

Start Dates:
3 starts per year (fall, spring, and summer)

Upcoming Start Date:
August 26, 2024

Online Coursework

100% online coursework with mobile-friendly delivery

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Small classes with faculty who care about your success and well-being

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Hands-on learning opportunities and dedicated clinical placement support


Earn your PMHNP certificate in as few as 14 months

Why earn your PMHNP certificate with HPU?

Fit Classes Around Work and Family

HPU’s online PMHNP certificate program is designed for working professionals, which means class scheduling is flexible and convenient.

Prepare For Licensure as a PMHNP

Qualify to sit for the PMHNP certification exam administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Learn From Experienced Faculty

HPU faculty are leaders at the local, national, and global levels. Not only are they active nurse practitioners, they’re also doctoral scholars, researchers, and skilled change agents.

Build Versatile Skills

Through a combination of specialized coursework and more than 600 clinical hours, you'll develop advanced competencies that can translate to a variety of mental health settings.