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

Program Details

The Master of Science in Nursing from MCPHS University is designed to build upon students' bachelor's degrees in nursing, providing new knowledge and skills to advance their career. Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner students learn how to work directly with individuals and families dealing with psychiatric disorders.

Courses provide expert knowledge in the diagnosis and management of conditions such as dementia, depression, anxiety, and more. Coursework is completed entirely online, with clinical experiences in the student’s local area, and three on-campus clinical experiences. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification exam. 

Topics covered in this online Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner program include:

  • Advanced pathophysiology and pharmacology
  • Human diversity, social, and policy issues
  • Basic counseling theory and techniques for the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner
  • Advanced health assessment across the lifespan
  • Human diversity, social, and policy issues

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

MCPHS University is accredited by:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • The program requires three on-campus residencies, each lasting 1-3 days.
  • Applicants should have a current, unencumbered nursing license.

Restricted States

Alabama, Arizona, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming, US Territories, International