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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Concentration

The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing is pleased to announce the new online Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Concentration.  The new concentration will be offered as a post master’s certificate (PMC) beginning fall semester 2017. Applicants must hold a Master’s degree in nursing. The PMHNP will also be offered as a track in the BSN to DNP program beginning in summer 2018.  The application deadline for the PMC concentration is July 1, 2019 for fall applicants; and the application deadline for the BSN to DNP program is February 1, 2020 for summer applicants. 


Sample Careers 

Long-term care rehabilitation

Practice in psychiatric office/clinic 

Clinical assessment and care

Memory disorder clinic

Telemedicine practice

Independent care facility 

Hospice care

High salaries. According to the  U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics , the median level for nurse practitioner was $113,930 per year in 2018.


Post Master's Certificate Option

Applicants holding an earned Master of Science degree in Nursing from an accredited nursing program and who meet all M.S.N. admission requirements and have successfully completed Advanced Health Assessment, Advanced Pharmacology and Advanced Pathophysiology may seek specialization as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner by applying for a Post Master’s Certificate (PMC).  PMC applicants may be considered for a fall admission. 

  1. PMC applicants submit a preliminary application along with a copy of all official academic transcripts, a current RN license, one (1) letter of recommendation, a statement of philosophy, and a current CV.
  2.  After the College of Nursing reviews the preliminary application, applicants will be notified to complete the online non-degree FAU application. 

Once applicant has been accepted into a concentration, a gap analysis will be completed to determine the required courses for each student. A minimum of 10 credits are required to earn a PMC from the College of Nursing at FAU.  Students must provide syllabi and/or course descriptions from other institutions for all transfer courses.  


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* cost per credit and total cost are calculated using tuition per credit and associated fees for the current academic year. It does not include course materials, textbook expenses, and other potential expenses related to individual courses. See academic calendar for our quarter term schedule.

MSN Academic Coordinator Graduate Coordinator PMH Concentration 

 Matt Patterson

 Beth King

 777 Glades Rd, NU 102I

Boca Raton, FL 33431

777 Glades Rd

Boca Raton, FL 33431

 Phone: 561-297-3261

Phone: 561-297-3249

 Fax: 561-297-0088

Fax: 561-297-3652