Master of Science in Nursing / Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Duquesne University

Program Details

With the rise in substance abuse and mental health issues and the shortage of psychiatrists, there is a need for mental health primary care providers.  The online MSN / Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree prepares students to meet this need, focusing on mental illness, substance abuse, and mental health among vulnerable populations.   

This mental health nursing online program allows you to work with patients of all ages and backgrounds, assessing their mental health, diagnosing conditions, and providing primary care services.  Courses also teach you the importance of collaborating with other professionals to ensure optimal patient care.  Plus, you will be prepared to advocate for policy development at a legislative level.  

As an online student at Duquesne University, you will have the flexibility needed to study when and where it is convenient, but you will also have support.  The program is completed in a cohort with 12 to 15 students and the faculty work with students personally to ensure they are prepared for exams prior to graduation.

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Duquesne University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • This program requires two campus visits.
  • Students must have at least one year of full-time work experience as an RN prior to registration in clinical or specialty courses.