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

Program Details

The University of Southern Mississippi offers an online Master of Science in Nursing program for nurses interested in becoming Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for national PMHNP certification.

Coursework focuses on advanced primary and psychiatric nursing services. Students learn how to meet the needs of individuals and families across the lifespan in a variety of environments. Leadership skills are weaved into the curriculum to prepare students for high level clinical, educational, and administrative roles.

Graduates of the online Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program can find employment in settings such as:

  • Private mental health clinics
  • Federally qualified health clinics
  • Inpatient mental health facilities

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Southern Mississippi 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)

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Requires one campus visit per semester
  • Must have a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited institution, including an introductory statistics course
  • Must have a current, unrestricted RN license eligible for practice in Mississippi and at least one year of recent clinical experience as an RN