Master of Science in Nursing / Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Midwestern State University

Program Details

The online MSN / Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner degree program from Midwestern State University provides students with an understanding of the assessment, pharmacological treatments, and therapy for a wide spectrum of patients, from children to adolescents to adults and older adults. Coursework covers topics such as:

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


  • An earned baccalaureate degree in nursing from a Department of Education recognized accrediting body of nursing programs
  • Current RN license to practice in any compact state and/or any other state relevant to student’s clinical experience
  • 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
  • GRE or GRE ScoreItNow official test scores
  • Basic undergraduate statistics course (3 semester hours)
  • Interview with Program Coordinator and/or graduate faculty
  • Evidence of basic physical assessment content in undergraduate program or completion of approved physical assessment, continuing education course. Students may be required to demonstrate competence in physical assessment skills if most recent content exposure and/or clinical experience occurred more than 3 years prior to admission.

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges