The Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner track of this online MSN degree develops professionals able to improve the mental health of individuals and overall health of communities. The program focuses on assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of behavioral problems, mental disorders, and comorbid conditions.
Courses in this online Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program examine the role of addictions and contemporary issues in mental health. Students learn the principles of psychotherapy and mental health assessment for patients of all ages. Graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification exam. Multiple clinical experiences give students the hands-on expertise they need to be competent mental health practitioners in any setting.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)
- Must be a current, actively licensed RN with education from a regionally accredited institution and ACEN or CCNE accredited program.
- RNs who have a diploma or associate degree in nursing and a bachelor's degree in another area will be considered for admission with a portfolio of relevant employment and academic experience.
- Must have one year of RN experience or other significant healthcare experience such as doula, childbirth educator, or lactation consultant.
- A three-day orientation and three-day clinical intensive are required on campus.