Master of Science in Nursing / Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
University of South Alabama

Program Details

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

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of South Alabama 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

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • 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.