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

Program Details

The online MSN / Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree program from Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing prepares students to provide care to those with mental health problems and mental disorders. The curriculum focuses on social and psychological development of individuals and families using assessment, diagnostic techniques, pharmacological management, and therapies for a wide spectrum of patients including children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Graduates are prepared to work in a variety of settings including:

  • ​Mental health clinics
  • ​Community mental health facilities
  • Private group practices
  • ​Hospital/Medical centers
  • ​Emergency and urgent mental health care facilities
  • ​Colleges of nursing

Requirements

  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
  • Official transcripts
  • Proof of licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in one or more states in the United States
  • Evidence of one year of professional nursing experience preferred
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A 500-700 word essay
  • Evidence of completion of undergraduate health assessment and nursing research courses with a minimum grade of "C"
  • Evidence of completion of a graduate statistics course with a minimum grade of "B" within the last 5 years
  • An interview may be requested
  • A BSN degree

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Restrictions

All applicants are welcome to apply to the Masters programs except those who are residents of the following states: Arkansas, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Washington, Wisconsin, and Louisiana due to state authorization.