About the Program

The Post-Graduate Certificate program is designed to educate nurse practitioners in an additional specialty to manage and improve outcomes for culturally diverse populations of patients with psychiatric conditions across the life span. 

Please note: students are required to take clinical hours for children, adolescents, and adults. Students may be required to come to campus for orientation and residency days.



Admission to the Post-Graduate Certificate program is available to certified licensed nurse practitioners seeking licensure as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). Admission is for the winter semester only.

You must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission: 
Completion of a nurse practitioner program with a Master of Science in Nursing from an accredited college or university with an overall GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale
Current unencumbered RN license in the United States
Current license as a nurse practitioner
Current certification as a nurse practitioner in a specialty other than psychiatric mental health
Application Deadline:
Fall: July 1

Please consult the Graduate Programs website for details regarding the Post-Graduate Certificate application process.



IMPORTANT:  Prior to enrolling in an online program leading to licensure by another state, it is important that students check with the appropriate state agency to verify eligibility to take licensing exams at the conclusion of the UM-Flint program.


Program Costs:

Students admitted to the Post-Graduate Certificate program will incur costs including, but not limited to, those associated with clinical/health requirements, textbooks, clinical/laboratory supplies, lab coats, transportation to and from clinical sites, and fees associated with clinical placements. Tuition for the Post-Graduate Certificate program is under Graduate Tuition.


Please consult the UM-Flint Catalog for an official listing of the program curriculum.