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Earn Your Post-Master's Certificate in Mental Health

In the current healthcare climate, mental health professionals are in high demand. If you are an FNP already holding a master’s degree and ready to specialize, Anderson University can help you earn the certification you need for a rewarding career in the field of mental health. 

Anderson University’s graduate program in mental health is one of only two such programs in South Carolina. In our program, you will learn a holistic approach to patient care that recognizes the neurocognitive implications of disease and treatment. Our instructors are all practicing nurses, ready to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and spiritual tools you need to make a difference in your field. 

Coursework and Training

Your studies will equip you to assess, diagnose, and treat psychiatric and behavioral disorders. Classes include Advanced Assessment, Processes in Mental Health, Psychopharmacological Therapies Across the Lifespan, and Management of the Complex Client.  Upon completion, Your 22 hours of coursework will prepare you to take the standardized national exam to become certified to practice as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP).

Course Sequence

Christian Worldview

In your career as a nurse, you’ll have the opportunity to follow Christ’s example of service. At AU, we want to come alongside you in this endeavor through our Christ-centered perspective on nursing and healthcare.

Throughout the program, our instructors will help you explore the intersection of vocation and faith. Your studies will include a Faith and Learning Seminar, investigating topics such as Servant Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Christian Worldview, and Intelligent Design.


The post-graduate nursing certificate at Anderson University will prepare you to serve as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in a clinic or hospital. In addition to the rewarding work you can accomplish, compensation is excellent. Salaries typically range from $95,000 to $115,000. Most importantly, you’ll be ready to serve your patients with compassion.