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

Program Details

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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Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Frontier Nursing 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)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • 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.