Master of Science in Nursing / Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (RN to MSN)
Graceland University

Program Details

The MSN in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program from Graceland University seeks to help alleviate the deficit of mental health providers in both rural and urban communities across the US. Students who have an RN license can fast-track their way to advanced practice care by pursuing the streamlined RN to BSN to MSN online degree program.

PMHNPs can work with patients across the lifespan from pediatric to geriatric, providing mental health care and substance abuse treatment in a variety of healthcare settings. In addition to specialty psychiatric mental health coursework, students gain a strong foundation in advanced practice nursing. Core courses cover topics such as pharmacotherapeutics, advanced health assessment and diagnostic reasoning, and advanced pathophysiology.

The mental health nurse practitioner online degree program focuses on subjects related to:

  • Diagnosis and management of pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients
  • Psychopharmacology and psychotherapeutics
  • Roles, issues, and ethical/legal principles for PMHNPs

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Graceland University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Current RN licensure in the United States
  • Strongly recommend two years of experience as an RN
  • A two-day, on-campus focus session is required for completion of the master of nursing portion

Restricted States

Kentucky, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee