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

Program Details

Are you interested in advancing your nursing career while entering a field that is in high-demand?  The online mental health nurse practitioner program from Old Dominion University may be just what you are seeking!  

This MSN in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree prepares students to fill the need for qualified, trained professionals in the mental health field.  As more people seek mental health care and more psychiatrists retire, you will gain the skills and knowledge needed to ensure all patients receive the care they require.  The curriculum prepares students to:

  • Assess and diagnose psychiatric disorders
  • Identify risk factors for psychiatric illness
  • Provide psychotherapy, medication, and other mental health resources
  • Promote mental health in hospitals and communities
  • Contribute to healthcare reform

Upon completion, students are eligible to take the national certification for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) which is required to practice as an independent provider with prescriptive authority.

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Old Dominion University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • This program has on-campus residency requirements
  • Courses in undergraduate statistics and physical/health assessment are pre-requisites
  • Proof of current unrestricted Registered Nurse License

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