Master of Science in Nursing / Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Eastern Kentucky University

Program Details

Eastern Kentucky University offers the Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree, an online psychiatric nurse practitioner program.  If you are an RN looking to advance your career and have an interest in the mental health field, this program may be a good fit.  There is a growing need for nurse practitioners who are able to prescribe medications, order tests, and provide quality care; this degree is helping to meet this demand.  The curriculum prepares students to also meet increasing mental health needs due to more people seeking help with mental health issues as the stigma associated with mental illnesses lessens.  You will gain the knowledge and skills needed to work in private practice, psychiatric hospitals, mental health clinics, and other environments as a competent and confident psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. 

Courses likely include:

  • Theoretical Foundation for EBP
  • Synthesizing Evidence for ANP
  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Advanced Health Assessment

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Eastern Kentucky University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

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

  • An undergraduate course in statistics with a "C" or higher
  • Have at least one year of experience prior to application
  • RN license from an approved state that is free and unrestricted

Restricted States

Colorado, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington