Master of Science in Nursing / Family & Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Samford University

Program Details

Family and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners can diagnose, manage, and treat the physical and mental healthcare needs of patients across the lifespan. This specialized online MSN degree sets nurses up for a wide range of career possibilities and work settings. Graduates are eligible to sit for both the Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner national certification exams.

Students learn how to provide comprehensive mental health and social care services, as well as comprehensive primary care. Courses examine common risk factors for the development of psychiatric and mental health disorders. Students complete clinical practicums in specialty areas including adult, women, children, and psychiatric mental health.

Topics covered in this online Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program include:

  • Population health and policy
  • Common diagnostics and procedures
  • Research, theory, and quality improvement
  • Pharmacotherapeutics for advanced nursing practice
  • Ethical leadership and collaboration

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Samford University is accredited by:

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

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

Additional Info

  • Unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse