Master of Science in Nursing / Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
University of Southern Indiana

Program Details

As the stigma against mental illness disappears, more people are seeking psychiatric assistance.  At the same time, many psychiatrists are retiring, making this online psychiatric nurse practitioner program even more valuable.  Graduates of this online MSN in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree are prepared to act as primary mental health care providers to individuals of all ages.  You will be able to:

  • Diagnose patients
  • Provide and/or recommend therapy
  • Prescribe and manage medications

As a mental health provider, you’ll promote healthy lifestyles, work to prevent diseases, consult with family and other health care workers, educate others about this field, and manage mental health symptoms.

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

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

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

Additional Info

  • An unencumbered US RN license in all states of practice
  • Recommended but not required: one year full-time or two thousand hours of clinical practice as an RN within the last five years

Restricted States

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington, Wyoming