Master of Science in Nursing / Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Walden University

Program Details

Walden University offers an online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree with a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner concentration.  In this online nurse practitioner degree students gain the knowledge and skills needed to help meet the demand for mental health providers and to make a difference in the healthcare system.  Courses teach students to assess, diagnose, provide therapy, and prescribe medications for patients with psychiatric disorders, medical organic brain disorders, and substance abuse problems.  While focusing on providing the advanced skills and practicum training required to treat children, adults, groups, and families, the curriculum offers a strong pharmacology component.  Upon completion students will be qualified to sit for the national certification exam for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. 

Graduates of this online nurse practitioner program are prepared for careers in numerous settings, including:

  • Mental health clinics
  • Correctional facilities
  • Domestic violence shelters
  • Residential substance abuse facilities
  • Schools

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Walden University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)

Restricted States

Idaho, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota