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

Program Details

As having a mental illness becomes less of a stigma in American culture and many psychiatrists are getting ready to retire, there is a growing need for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners.  The MSN in mental health nursing online program from Ohio State University will allow you to take your nursing degree and become a primary mental health professional for patients in various settings.  

As a PMHNP, you will focus on individuals, families, and populations of all ages who are either at risk or have a diagnosis of psychiatric disorders or mental health problems.  This program prepares students to provide mental health, addiction, and comorbid mental health services in various inpatient and outpatient settings.  Courses provide evidence-based knowledge, values, and skills that will help you treat patients across the lifespan in:

  • Primary care
  • Schools
  • Community settings
  • Business settings
  • Hospitals

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Ohio State University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Interview, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Proof of current unrestricted Registered Nurse License

Restricted States

Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington, Wyoming, US Territories