Course Description

310 Hours / Self-Paced / Online Access -

Throughout this course, you’ll gain an understanding of the history of mental health nursing, the basics of this type of care patients receive, as well as the ethics needing to be understood when caring for patients. Once this has been mastered, you’ll gain an understanding of developmental psychology throughout one's lifespan and how sociocultural influences can impact one's mental health.

This course prepares students to take the Mental Health Technician Certification exam through the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA). Please note that the individual state requirements may vary. Students will be responsible to check with their state’s governing body for state specific requirements.

Curriculum Developer

Willow Nolland is an expert in education and eLearning, with more than 10 years of experience in curriculum development and instructional design. She has worked in higher education for over 12 years, developed numerous courses, and has been involved in curriculum development across disciplines. In addition, she has developed and administered professional development programs for various groups, including teachers, counselors, healthcare workers, and members of private industry.

What's Included

130 hours course length

310 Study

Self-paced online

8 Self-Paced

24/7 access

24/7 Online

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Who Should Take This Course?

Mental health technicians have a gift for helping others. This course was built for people who want to learn the skills they need to put their caring nature to good use.

Course Outline

  • History of Mental Health Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing Fundamentals
  • Developmental Psychology & Sociocultural Influences
  • Mental Nursing Processes & Treatments
  • Anxiety, Bipolar, and Depressive Disorders
  • Suicide, Personality, Schizophrenia, & Somatic Symptom Disorders
  • Addictive, Eating, Neurocognitive, & Substance Disorders
  • Mental Health Issues & Abuse Awareness