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The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Post-Master's Credential Program is designed so that graduates can be licensed by the state of California and can also take the Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner National Certification Examination. Students must provide proof of equivalency of the academic and advanced practice core coursework, such as bioethics, spiritual care, advanced nursing practice role, family theory, advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, and advanced health assessment.


Consistent with the mission and purpose of the university, the School of Nursing is a Christian community of disciples, scholars, and practitioners. Its purpose is to advance the work of God in the world through nursing education, research, professional practice, community, and church service.

Health is defined and understood by the faculty as totality or completeness, whether for an individual, family, or community. That totality or completeness, within this conceptual definition, cannot be seen apart from the constitutive element of spirituality. Our conceptual approach to health highlights our distinctive role as a Christian university and provides the discipline of nursing with a distinctive domain for research and advanced nursing practice.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.