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Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Advanced Practice (PMHNP-BC): Review for Certification

Date TBA - Via Live Webcast

This two-day certification review course will provide participants with an overview of all materials covered in the PMHNP certification exam as defined in the ANCC's Test Content Outline and will prepare participant to sit for the exam by reviewing knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary to successfully maneuver through the exam.


  • Exam Preparation; Basic and Applied Sciences; Neuroscience & Genetics of Psychiatric Disorders; Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan.
  • Psychiatric & Mental Health Assessment and Diagnosis Across the Lifespan.
  • Application of Nursing and Psychological Theories to Practice.
  • Principles of Clinical Pharmacology; Pharmacologic Agents for Managing General Health Problems.
  • Pharmacologic Agents for Managing Psychiatric Disorders.
  • Principles of Patient-Centered Care; Health Promotion/Disease Prevention.
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Advanced Nursing Practice; Professional Role Responsibilities; Leadership.
  • Quality Improvement & Safety; Health Policy & Advocacy; Information Technology & Literacy Issues; Healthcare Delivery Systems.

8:00 a.m.–5:15 p.m. Both Days


$319 Tuition Includes:

  • Comprehensive handouts
  • Contact Hour Certificate


Cancellation Policy:
Any cancellations will require a $50 cancellation fee, no exceptions.
If less than 2 weeks before the course, no refund provided.
Questions contact Elizabeth Diaz at

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  • William J. Lorman, JD, PhD, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, FIAAN

Lorman is a graduate of MCP-Hahnemann University (now Drexel University) with a Master's Degree in Nursing and is a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner and is certified as an advanced practice addictions specialist (CARN-AP). He completed his doctoral studies at the American University in Santa Ana, California and also has completed work at the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis as a Freudian psychoanalyst. He maintains a private practice in addition to being on the faculty of Drexel University in the graduate nursing program. Lorman is on the medical staff at Livengrin Foundation in Bensalem, Pennsylvania where he also holds the position of Vice President & Chief Clinical Officer. In his position he is responsible for all clinical staff and programming for this Addiction Treatment/Dual Diagnosis facility which provides detoxification, residential rehabilitation and outpatient services at eight locations in the region. In his private practice, he works with adults who suffer from a full range of psychiatric disorders — mild depression to severe psychosis — and he specializes in addiction psychiatry. He also works with patients who develop psychiatric symptoms as a result of medical conditions. He utilizes a psychoanalytic-medical model and provides services that include individual & group psychotherapy, psychiatric evaluations and medication management. In addition to his academic and clinical experience, Lorman has presented seminars on various mental health topics, has written multiple articles and textbook chapters and is a management and clinical consultant to several major corporations where he provides therapeutic and group facilitation services.


To enable the nurse to demonstrate competence through success on the Psychiatric Mental Health certification exam.

Target Audience
Registered nurses interested in Psychiatric-Mental Health certification.

Overall program objective
Discuss key topics which are examined during the Psychiatric-Mental Health advanced practice certification exam.

Contact hours
15.0 Contact Hours


Drexel University (DREXEL) College of Nursing and Health Professions, Division of Continuing Nursing Education is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP13661 for 15.0 contact hours.

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The provider will collect information from all individuals in a position to control content regarding financial relationships with ineligible companies, analyze the data for relevant financial relationships related to the educational content; and mitigate relevant financial relationships. The results of this analysis will be reported in the course presentation materials.