Post-Masters Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Midwestern State University

Program Details

The Post-Master’s Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program from Midwestern State University prepares students for specialized careers as mental healthcare providers for families and individuals. The program combines assessment, pharmacological treatments, and therapy for patients across the lifespan; that is, children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Coursework covers topics such as:

  • Pathological processes
  • Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Mental disorders
  • ​Psychiatric mental health


Only admits students in the Fall semester.

  • Hold a BSN degree from a nationally accredited program
  • Have a current RN license to practice in the State of Texas and your state of residence
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate work, exclusive of credit hours awarded by a two-year college
  • Complete the ApplyTexas application (fee required)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  • Complete the online Wilson School of Nursing MSN Application including the essay section
  • Personal interview
  • Dependent on previous nursing experience

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Geographic Restrictions

May require prior authorization or permission from the student’s state of residence before admission to the program.