There is a growing need for nurse practitioners in the mental health field as more people are seeking help and mental health issues are no longer seen as a stigma in society. This has opened an opportunity for RNs seeking to advance their careers and who hold an interest in the psychiatric and mental health fields. The MSN with a concentration in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner online degree from East Carolina University can ready you to find your niche in this area!
Courses in this online mental health degree are designed to prepare safe and competent advance practice providers of psychiatric and mental health services. The curriculum prepares students to sit for the PMH NP certification exam given by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
School Accreditation & Licensing
East Carolina University is accredited by:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA2.7 or above (4.0 scale)
Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent
- An unencumbered license from North Carolina (or a compact state) to practice as a registered nurse
- Some on campus or other face-to-face attendance may be required.