KySS Mental Health Fellowship: Child and Adolescent (Online)

This is our 3rd edition of the fellowship and it includes updated, timely topics as well as expanded pharmacology coverage. Because this course is new, we are in the process of determining how many nursing contact hours we can offer. 

We have four individuals currently auditing the course and they will let us know how much time they took in the course. We will then take the average of those times reported to create the CE certificate.

If you finish this course before we are able to finalize the contact hours, we will issue your CE certificate as soon as we have a final count. If you are planning to apply for the exam by August 15, and need these hours to take the exam, please email and we will make sure you have something to submit.

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Continuing Nursing Education Credits: 50.1
Cost: $945
Registration: Ongoing

The KySS Online Mental Health Fellowship prepares health providers to screen, assess and manage common mental health problems in primary care settings, improving the capacity to meet the needs of children/adolescents with mental health and/or behavioral concerns.

This program is designed to increase your knowledge and skills in mental health screening, assessment and early intervention. KySS is ideal for those working with children and adolescents, which includes pediatric nurses, pediatric nurse practitioners, family nurse practitioners, psychiatric mental health nurses and nurse practitioners, social workers, physicians, physician assistants, occupational therapists, educators, psychologists, counselors and those who see children/teens in primary care and community settings.

KySS is a recommended online course to meet the educational requirement for the Pediatric Nurse Certification Board - Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist Certification (10% discount). You can learn more about the certification on the PNCB website

Upon completion of the program, you will receive a certification of completion and 50.1 hours of nursing continuing education credit. Contact hours are awarded commensurate with participation.

What you will learn
  • Nuts and bolts of screening, assessment and evidence-based management of mental health disorders
  • Cultural, legal and ethical considerations
  • Mood disorders and suicide
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Maximizing reimbursement
  • Cognitive behavioral skills-building
  • ADHD
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Behavior disorder
  • Somatic disorder
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences / trauma and stressor related disorders
Who you will learn from

Our continuing education courses are taught by the same world-renowned faculty teaching in our degree programs. In this course, you’ll also receive 1:1 personalized support from a course mentor.

Director and Mentor

Faculty/Expert Presenters

Bernadette Melnyk
Barbara Jones Warren

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For questions on the program, please email To access the course, please visit our eLearning portal.