Post Graduate Psychiatric Nursing Capstone Certificate Program
The purpose of the post graduate psychiatric nursing capstone certificate program is to prepare advanced practice nurses who are eligible to sit for national certification in psychiatric mental health practice. The option recognizes the role that advanced practice nurses play in helping to address the serious need for psychiatric mental health services. The emphasis of the program is on meeting the psychiatric mental health needs of individuals from rural and underserved populations.
The 16-credit program of study is completed over three regular semesters (fall-spring-fall) requiring 5-6 credits per semester and consists of three management courses (N726, N727, N826), a 1-credit psychopharmacology seminar, and 6 credits of clinical practicum experience (N728, N729, N828). Students complete a minimum of 500 hours of clinical practice in the program to be eligible to sit for certification.
Course Delivery Format and Clinical Experiences
Courses are delivered primarily in an online format that may include periodic face-to-face sessions. Clinical experiences may be arranged close to a student’s home community and include periodic face-to-face seminar sessions.
The review for admission is conducted by the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies Adult Career and Special Student Services and the School of Nursing. Applications are accepted for fall semester start only; the deadline for application is March 1. For complete information on admission, visit http://www.son.wisc.edu/109.htm.
For information on admission, contact Donna Haack, firstname.lastname@example.org or 608 263-5180. For questions regarding the curriculum or schedule of courses, contact Marcia Voss, email@example.com or 608 263-5258 or Program Director, Professor LD Oakley, firstname.lastname@example.org or 608 263-5866.