Program Highlights

  • Earn your degree in as little as 20 months with our streamlined curriculum
  • Gain experience through two on-site intensive weekends
  • Get the flexibility of online classes with on-the-go resources and mobile-friendly content
  • Student-centric approach to learning designed for your success
  • Access to comprehensive Career Services support beyond graduation
  • Competitive tuition with financial aid and scholarships available for those who qualify

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RN-MSN - Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the demand for nurse practitioners is expected to increase by 45% between 2019 and 2029, much faster than average.*

Our post-master’s certificate helps you gain the knowledge and develop the skill you need to take on these more advanced roles, while specializing in mental health care.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook,

Why Do Students Choose WCU for their Post-Master’s Certificate?

  • You can earn your degree in as little as 20 months – that’s under two years!
  • Get hands-on practice through two on-site intensives delivered on campus
  • Student-centric approach to learning
  • 24-hour access to library and courses

Our post-master’s certificate programs are designed for working professionals with asynchronous online classes that lets you study when and where it’s convenient for you.

Our curriculum offers the online flexibility you need to pursue an advanced degree while working in your current position or balancing life responsibilities.

Get access to one-on-one support every step of your journey, from a no-cost tutoring and writing center to a designated Student Success advisor.

Get experience through two on-site intensives (OSIs). During the OSIs, you’ll have the opportunity to practice and develop skills with hands-on learning.

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