Master of Science in Nursing / Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
University of North Dakota

Program Details

The Master of Science in Nursing program from the University of North Dakota offers a specialization in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Students in this online program learn how to assess and diagnose mental health issues and provide interventions to help individuals and families facing mental health conditions.

Coursework prepares nurses to examine the individual needs of each patient to provide comprehensive treatment plans and conduct patient progress evaluations. Graduates will be able to prescribe psychotropic medications; offer psychotherapy in individual, family, and group settings; collaborate with interdisciplinary healthcare teams; and educate patients, communities, and legislators on best practices to promote mental health and wellbeing.

Course offerings in this online Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program include:

  • Psychiatric diagnostic reasoning
  • Role development of the nurse practitioner
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Management of psychopathology

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of North Dakota is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

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

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

Additional Info

  • Must have a bachelor's degree or higher in nursing from an accredited institution, including coursework in statistics
  • Must have a current, unencumbered RN license valid in the US
  • One year of work experience as an RN preferred, specialty-specific experience desired