Master of Science in Nursing / Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
The University of Texas at Tyler

Program Details

Help meet the high demand for mental health professionals with an online MSN for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners. The flexible program offers online courses, limited campus visits, and in-person clinical experiences, able to be completed on either a two- or three-year schedule.

Students receive a thorough preparation for the PMHNP national certification exam. Courses provide clinical expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions. The online Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program seeks to increase students’ interpersonal awareness, problem-solving skills, critical evaluation, and communication skills.

A sample of courses in this degree program includes:

  • Diagnosis of mental disorders
  • Mental health and illness
  • Psychotherapeutic theories
  • Integrated mental healthcare

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

The University of Texas at Tyler 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)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • The program requires 1-2 hands-on clinicals on campus, scheduled at the beginning of a semester.
  • Applicants with GPA lower than 3.0 may be granted conditional admission based on satisfactory GRE scores.
  • Applicants must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a nationally accredited college, including an undergraduate statistics course with grade C or better.
  • Submit proof of licensure in the state where clinical practicum will occur and proof of current BCLS CPR certification before beginning clinical courses.