Master of Science in Nursing / Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
The George Washington University

Program Details

Nurses interested in helping patients with their mental health needs can pursue the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner track of this online Master of Science in Nursing program. This program offered by The George Washington University provides nurses the opportunity to expand their scope of practice to include the care of individuals, families, and groups facing psychiatric and mental health issues.

The curriculum blends knowledge from nursing science, neuroscience, behavioral change theories, motivational theories, learning theories, and other psychotherapeutic frameworks. Nurses gain a holistic understanding of how to best assess, diagnose, treat, manage, and evaluate acute and chronic mental illnesses

Coursework in this online Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program covers:

  • Neuropsychopharmacology
  • Interprofessional collaboration
  • Crisis intervention
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Family systems theory
  • Group therapy
  • Substance use and co-occurring disorders

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

The George Washington University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

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

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

Additional Info

  • This program requires a visit to campus.

Restricted States

Alabama, Louisiana