Nursing—Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, CAGS

The School of Nursing offers specialized and flexible program options in psychiatric mental health nursing for nurse practitioners (NPs) with certification in another specialty. Classes are offered during the late afternoon and early evening hours to accommodate the multiple responsibilities of adult learners. This is a 24-semester-hour program of study. Upon completion of the psychiatric mental health advanced practice Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) program, graduates are eligible to sit for available national certification exams in their area of practice.

Please visit Bouvé College Learning Outcomes for the specific student learning outcomes for this program.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Core Requirements

A grade of B or higher is required in each course.

Required Core
NRSG 6281Dimensions of Clinical Practice3
NRSG 6282Clinical Psychopharmacology3
NRSG 6283Psychobiological Bases of Mental Disorders3
NRSG 6286Contemporary Psychotherapies—Theory and Practice3
NRSG 6480Psychiatric Practicum across the Life Span 15
NRSG 6481Psychiatric Practicum across the Life Span 25


Complete 2 semester hours in the following subject area:2

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

24 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required