The online mental health nurse practitioner program from the University of South Alabama is for working adults seeking to advance their careers while taking on leadership roles. This MSN in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree allows students to become primary mental health care providers. You will be able to treat children, adolescents, adults, and mature adults for a variety of mental illnesses and diseases, providing them with medication and other forms of treatment. Plus, students are able to influence health policy and health care delivery systems, contributing to advancements and improvements in nursing, mental health, and healthcare overall.
Graduates are able to practice in various areas, including:
- Ambulatory care
- Acute care
- Long-term care
- Community health facilities
% OnlineMostly Online
Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)
- Active unencumbered RN License
- Students may be required to return to campus at the end of fall, spring, and summer semesters for a final exam and orientation to the next semester.