Master of Science in Nursing / Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
American Sentinel University

Program Details

The Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) is designed for RNs with a BSN.  This online mental health nurse practitioner program meets the increasing demand for mental health professionals in the United States while providing more recognition for nurses.  As the stigma surrounding mental health conditions fades and a large group of psychiatrists are retiring, there is a shortage of prescribing mental health service providers.  Graduates of this degree are prepared to fill this psychiatric provider shortage. 

With the medical community looking for PMHNPs to provide primary care, this online psychiatric nursing programs offers the knowledge and skills students need.  You will learn how to deliver mental health services to individuals, families, and communities and to prescribe medication.

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100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

American Sentinel University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Applicants must hold an accredited BSN degree with at least one year of current full-time work in nursing.
  • Applicants will need an active and unencumbered U.S. RN license or international equivalent.

Restricted States

Arizona, California, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Washington