Master of Science in Nursing / Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
University of Missouri-Kansas City

Program Details

The University of Missouri at Kansas City offers a specialization in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner within its online Master of Science in Nursing degree program. Students in this specialty are prepared to work in outpatient mental health clinics, psychiatric emergency services, private practice, and hospital settings.

The curriculum prepares students to diagnose, conduct therapy, and prescribe medication for patients with mental health disorders. Students participate in clinical training in at least two psychotherapeutic treatment modalities. Graduates are able to sit for national PMHNP certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Coursework in this online mental health nurse practitioner program covers topics including:

  • Pharmacology for advanced nursing practice
  • Foundations of psychiatric nursing advanced practice
  • Culture, diversity, and values
  • Healthcare policy and advocacy

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.2 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Requires one on-campus residency during each semester of clinical courses
  • Must have a bachelor's degree in nursing from an institution nationally recognized by CCNE or ACEN and current RN licensure
  • Two years RN experience preferred

Restricted States

California, Kentucky, New York, Tennessee, Washington, Wyoming