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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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA2.5 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Essay/Writing Sample, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV
- 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.
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