At the Adelphi University College of Nursing and Public Health, we prepare qualified caregivers and leaders who are ready to make an impact in their community. With a strong foundation built on 75 years of nursing education, we have continued to develop a new vision- and new programs to meet that vision.

  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (MS, PMH-NP)

  • Post MS Certificate, AGPCNP

Psychiatric-Nurse Practitioner (MS, PMH-NP)
Through this part- time MS program, students meet the required competencies for therapy and
prescribing in order to apply for advanced practice licensing and national certification. Students
have opportunities to work with advanced practice psychiatric nurses and other mental health
professionals in a variety of clinical settings that focus on mental health issues for child, adolescent
and adult/gero clients. The program requires 43 credits within which there are 500 direct clinical
hours and 100 hours of faculty supervision on campus for the psychotherapy role
Post MS Certificate (PMH-NP)
The Certificate program is designed for those who are already licensed NPs in another specialty.
There are19 course credits within which 500 hours of clinical work and 100 hours of therapy
supervision are required


Psychiatric -Mental Health and Adult Gerontology Primary Care Tracks **

MS Core (all graduate students)
• Nursing Informatics
• Foundations for Advanced Practice
• Research, Statistics and Evidence Based Practice
• Health Policy for Advanced Practice Nurses
• Portfolio Requirement as capstone (end of program)
Nurse Practitioner Core (all NP Students)
• Advanced Pathophysiology
• Advanced Pharmacology
• Advanced Health Assessment
• Health Assessment Lab
Psychiatric-Mental Health NP
• Psychopharmacology
• PMH-NP Role I and II
• Differential Diagnosis and Planning( didactic & clinical)
• Mental Health of the Individual didactic & clinical)
• Substance Use Disorders (didactic & clinical)
• Child Adolescent & family (didactic & clinical)
• Community Mental Health & Crisis Intervention
(didactic & clinical)
Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP
• Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
• AGNP Role
• AGNP I (didactic & clinical
• AGNP II (didactic & clinical)
• AGNP III (didactic & clinical)

** Please see for course numbers, sequencing by semester,
format of courses (some are offered on line), and course descriptions.


The current job market shows a significant demand for nurse practitioners:
• Given the number of individuals with mental illness or substance abuse today,

and the focus on expanding healthcare services for them, more psychiatric-
mental health nurses are in high demand.

• Primary care physicians with extremely busy practices see an important role in
their practice for NP’s who augment their services.

• The Nursing programs at Adelphi have a 75 year track record for preparing
excellent nurses

• Work alongside expert clinicians and nurse practitioners in clinical sites tailored
for course content

• Well prepared faculty who have years of practice and teaching experience

• Experience our State of the Art Laboratory and Clinical learning Center in the
new 96,000 square foot Nexus Building on campus

• Courses are offered in a part time program and conveniently offered later in the
day to facilitate working students

• Students enter and progress as a cohort enabling the learning experience to be
supportive and collegial.