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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Across the Lifespan) Certification (PMHNP-BC™)


Credential Awarded: PMHNP-BC™ (Formerly known as Family Psychiatric–Mental Health Nurse Practitioner)

The ANCC Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) board certification examination is a competency-based examination that provides a valid and reliable assessment of the entry-level clinical knowledge and skills of the PMHNP. This certification aligns with the Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification and Education. Once you complete eligibility requirements to take the certification examination and successfully pass the exam, you are awarded the credential: PMHNP-BC (Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified). This credential is valid for 5 years.

You can continue to use this credential by maintaining your license to practice and meeting the renewal requirements in place at the time of your certification renewal. The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification accredits this ANCC certification. This credential is valid for 5 years. You can continue to use this credential by maintaining your license to practice and meeting the renewal requirements in place at the time of your certification renewal. The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification accredits this ANCC certification.


Link to article and page to renew and review certification:

https://www.nursingworld.org/our-certifications/psychiatric-mental-health-nurse-practitioner/




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