As the stigma against mental health illness fades and many psychiatrists prepare to retire, there is a growing need for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners. If you are interested in advancing your career while filling this need, check out the online MSN in Primary Care Nursing with a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialization.
This online mental health degree features a Christ-centered curriculum that helps you to address the spiritual needs of the mental health patient. The focus is on the interrelationship of theory, research, and evidence-based practice that will help you treat those with psychiatric mental health conditions across the lifespan. You will learn to care for diverse populations and to collaborate with interprofessional healthcare teams and community organizations to provide the best possible care for individuals with mental health needs. Graduates are also prepared to serve as advocates for those with mental illnesses.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Criminal Background Check, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)
- Proof of a current unencumbered RN license
- Program is offered online with onsite components required