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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Director/Program Coordinator: Wanda Lancaster (3117 Health Sciences Building; 252-744-6530; lancasterw17@ecu.edu)

Admission Requirements

  • A master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program or a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) or doctor of philosophy (PhD) in nursing
  • Completion of advanced pathophysiology, pharmacology, and advanced health assessment within the last five (5) years
  • A current unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse (RN) in North Carolina
  • If adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner (AGPCNP) or family nurse practitioner (FNP), current approval to practice

Retention Standards

  • Good academic standing in accordance with graduate school guidelines
  • A minimum grade of “B” must be earned in clinical courses before progression to subsequent clinical courses

Requirements - 22 s.h.


The psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner program director will review student transcripts and professional experiences in comparison to the program requirements to determine the appropriate plans of study.  All students will be required to complete a terminal program assessment as advised by the program director in the final semester.