College of Nursing

Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist/Graduate Certificate

ATTENTION GRADUATE NURSING APPLICANTS:

Graduate application materials are submitted through the Nursing Centralized Application Service(NursingCAS) https://portal.nursingcas.org. A supplemental application is also required and can be found at http://apply.utoledo.edu. Program admission cycle information posted at http://www.utoledo.edu/nursing/grad_checklist.html.

The  Psychiatric  Mental  Health  Clinical  Nurse  Specialist /Graduate Certificate (PMHN-CNS-C) program is offered to individuals who have completed a master’s degree in nursing and who desire to obtain specialized knowledge to seek certification as an Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health CNS. All of the courses award academic credit from the The University of Toledo.  Graduates of the program will be qualified to take national certification examinations.  The curriculum includes a minimum of 500 contact hours for clinical practice and laboratory experiences. Students should maticulate fall of even numbered years.

Prerequisites

Fall Semester
Course # Course Title Credit
NURS5680 Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology*

3

NURS5740 Advanced Health Assessment
(4 lab hours/week)*

4

Curriculum

Spring Semester - (odd years only) 
Course # Course Title Credit
NURS5690 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics

3

NURS5090 PMHN I
(9 clinical hours/week)

5

NURS5280 Theories of Addictive Behaviors

2

Fall Semester - (odd years only) 
NURS5190 Advanced Interpersonal Intervention
(4 lab hours/week)

3

NURS5100 PMHN II
(12 clinical hours/week)

6

Spring Semester - (even years only) 
NURS5110 PMHN III
(18 clinical hours/week)

6

Total Semester Credits  25

*If the course was completed greater than 5 years prior to matriculation, the course must be repeated.

Admission Requirements -
  1. Master's degree in nursing from an accredited college/university.  Degree in nursing from a school that is accredited by a nationally recognized body for nursing education accreditation.
  2. Submission of official transcripts from all academic institutions attended.
  3. Active, unrestricted, unencumbered Ohio RN License.
  4. Computer competency that includes word processing skills and ability to communicate electronically.
  5. Personal statement describing career goals, future plans for employment and expectations for graduate study.
  6. Current resume or CV, listing current Ohio RN license number.
  7. Two College of Nursing recommendation forms from professional sources (Master in Nursing preferred).
  8. The Graduate Record Exams (General Subject GRE) and TOEFL* or IELTS* are required for international applicants.
    *Minimum required test scores: http://www.utoledo.edu/graduate/prospectivestudents/admission/guidelines.html
  9. Interview if requested.
  10. Admission is competitive.
  11. Students are required to authorize The University of Toledo to obtain criminal record checks (BCII & FBI) & are responsible for fingerprinting expenses. Students must declare and document misdemeanor and/or felony offenses that occur prior to admission to the nursing program and/or during program progression. In compliance with Ohio Revised Code 4723-7 convictions will result in denial of admission to the program or dismissal after matriculation.

View the Graduate Nursing Program Application Process and Checklist

Recommendation Form (PDF)

Last Updated: 6/26/15