As the stigma on mental illness disappears and psychiatrists retire, there is an urgent need for nurse practitioners in the mental health field. Husson University offers an online psychiatric nursing program, the MSN in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. This degree not only allows you to advance your career and take on a leadership role, it also prepares you to provide high-quality mental health care to patients of all ages. The curriculum covers everything from diagnosing and assessing patients to medical and other types of therapy.
Courses, taught by faculty still in active practices, are designed to ensure you succeed. While available online 24/7, they also support a learning environment that works to make sure students don’t feel alone while earning their degree.
Graduates are eligible to sit for the Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner ANCC Certification Examination.
% OnlineMostly Online
Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Criminal Background Check, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV
- Requires a three day clinical orientation at the Bangor campus
- Proof of RN licensure
- More than 1 year RN experience