Master of Science in Nursing / Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (RN to MSN)
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.  

Students have the opportunity to complete this program using the RN to MSN track.  This online RN to MSN program is designed for registered nurses entering the program with a hospital diploma, associate degree in nursing, or a bachelor’s degree other than a BSN and allows RN’s to enhance their knowledge and skills.  You will fulfill general education requirements and then begin foundation courses for the MSN.


  • The RN-BSN-MSN track is for registered nurses who hold a hospital diploma, associate degree in nursing, or bachelor’s degree (other than a Bachelor of Science in Nursing [BSN]).

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission

Restricted States

New York, Rhode Island