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Certified FNP to Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program

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The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) to Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Certificate Program is designed to extend the licensure and practice of licensed FNP’s.  The PMHNP Certificate Program prepares FNP’s to provide psychiatric mental health care along the wellness-illness continuum, effectively evaluate clinical outcomes, identify and manage primary and acute mental health care needs of individuals with extension of expertise to families and communities. The curriculum prepares the student to sit for PMHNP certification.

If you have questions after looking through the School of Nursing website, please see the Graduate Frequently Asked Questions for more information

Curricula

 Family Nurse Practitioner to Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program Curriculum

*In order to be eligible for the FNP to PMHNP Certificate Program, the applicant must hold national certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and have a minimum of two (2) years of FNP direct care in clinical practice. At this time, other Advanced Practice Certifications will not be considered for the FNP to PMHNP Certificate Program.

All application and admission requirements as posted on the website for the FNP to PMHNP Certificate Program apply. If located outside of Idaho and Utah, some restrictions may apply based on applicant's state of residence. Please contact Jack Hadlich (hadljack@isu.edu) before submitting application so state board of nursing requirements can be researched.

Goals and Outcomes

Goal
The primary goal of the Post Master’s FNP to PMHNP Certificate program is designed to extend the practice and expertise of licensed FNP’s.

Program Outcomes

  1. Assume interprofessional PMHNP clinical practice and health care delivery to rural and diverse populations.
  2. Integrate psychiatric and mental health evidence-based care into existing FNP practice for individuals, families, and communities to improve outcomes.

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Admission Requirements

The student must apply to and meet all requirements for admission to the Graduate School. In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, the following are required:

  1. Current and unencumbered FNP license
  2. Current national FNP certification
  3. Two years experience as an FNP
  4. Minimum of a Master’s degree in Nursing
  5. FNP program (Master’s or doctoral) transcripts reflecting GPA of 3.0 or higher
  6. Mandatory attendance at the orientation for the FNP to PMHNP Certificate Program to be held on the ISU Pocatello campus in August of the year of admission.

A preadmission interview by the School of Nursing Graduate Admissions Committee may be required. If the applicant resides at a distance of 100 miles, an interview by video conference may be arranged.

Admission to the FNP to PMHNP Certificate Program is contingent on sufficient enrollment as defined by the SON. The School of Nursing Graduate Admissions Committee will make the final recommendation regarding admission. This decision will be based on the evaluation of established application and admission requirements.

If located outside of Idaho and Utah, some restrictions may apply based on applicant's state of residence. Please contact Jack Hadlich (hadljack@isu.edu) before submitting application so state board of nursing requirements can be researched.

Online Application

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Applications for Fall 2022 Admission open in October 2021 and applicants are encouraged to apply well before January 15th.

Application Status

Fall 2022 Admission Closed
Fall 2023 Admission Opens October 1, 2022

Application Requirements

The student must apply to and meet all requirements for admission to the Graduate School. In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, the following are required:

  1. Submission directly to the Graduate School of official transcripts of all degrees including the completion of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN or MS in Nursing) or higher and/or certificate program from an accredited nursing program. Official transcripts must be sent directly to the Graduate School from the Registrar's office of the applicant's previous institution(s) of study.
  2. Three professional references attesting to the applicant's FNP clinical competence. All forms are sent through the ISU Graduate School application system.
  3. Submission of professional vitae or resume.
  4. Proof of Family Nurse Practitioner Certification.

Submission of a 3-4 page professional essay (see application in CollegeNet for essay instructions)

A preadmission interview by the School of Nursing Graduate Admissions Committee may be required. If the applicant resides at a distance of 100 miles, an interview by video conference may be arranged.

If located outside of Idaho and Utah, some restrictions may apply based on applicant's state of residence. Please contact Jack Hadlich (hadljack@isu.edu) before submitting application so state board of nursing requirements can be researched.

Selection Process for the FNP to PMHNP Certificate Program

Application for the FNP to PMHNP Certificate Program will open in September of any academic year. Preference will be given to applications submitted by December 1 of any year. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the class is filled. All application and admission requirements as posted on the website for the FNP to PMHNP certificate program apply. Notification of applicants selected for admission and alternates will begin in January of any year. Admission is contingent on sufficient enrollment as defined by the School of Nursing.

More Information

Questions on preparing for and submitting the online application should be addressed to:

Jack Hadlich, BA, MS

Admission and Recruitment Coordinator

Office: Pocatello

208-282-4346

hadljack@isu.edu

Questions related to this degree program should be addressed to

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Kristy Crownhart, DNP,APRN, FNP-C

DNP Coordinator and Clinical Assistant Professor

Office: Meridian

208-373-1852

crowkri2@isu.edu

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