Graduate Certificate in Geropsychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

Graduate Certificate in Geropsychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

Closed as of May 2013

Coordinator: Betty Morgan, Ph.D., PMHCNS-BC, 978-934-4462, email: Betty_Morgan@uml.edu

This Graduate Certificate in Geropsychiatric and Mental Health Nursing is for the post-baccalaureate nurse who wants to develop greater knowledge and skills in the assessment and nursing care of older adults who are experiencing common mental health and psychiatric problems of late life. Instruction will focus on pathology, psycho-pharmacology and behavioral management strategies in nursing care of older adults. Application of other relevant topical areas will include social, cultural and policy issues in health care, applying theory to practice, utilization of research and pathophysiology.  

Students who complete this certificate are encouraged to apply for advanced practice role preparation as an Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse, Family Nurse Practitioner or Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner through the Masters Program in Nursing at UMass Lowell. Courses with grades of B or higher may be transferable to the Master's Degree in Nursing Program.

Please see the UMass Lowell On-line Academic Catalog for a sample course of study.