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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: Nursing, M.S.N.

College of Nursing

Prepare to provide holistic, mental health care integrating neuroscientific principles of behavior, experience and psychopharmacology with psychotherapy, consultation and trauma-related care.

The College of Nursing ranks number No. 1 for online graduate programs according to the 2023 U.S. News and World Report. Enjoy the flexibility of online coursework that fits your schedule. Gain confidence as a provider through hands-on clinical experience with your preceptor and through telehealth delivery to patients in rural areas.

Program Highlights

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    Learn Anywhere

    Enjoy the flexibility and convenience of online coursework that fits around your schedule.

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    Nationally Recognized

    Top-ranked in online graduate programs according to the 2023 U.S. News and World Report.

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    Clinical Experiences

    Gain hands-on clinical experience with preceptors and telehealth delivery to patients in rural areas.

What You’ll Study

The program is a total of 47 credits and takes 8 semesters to complete and all didactic coursework is online, in distance format. Upon program completion, you will be eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s PMHNP exam.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Analytical Reasoning

    Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions


    Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression

    Cultural Awareness

    Learning about and respecting diverse cultures and beliefs

  • Empathy

    Understanding and sharing the feelings of others, and demonstrating compassion and support

    Listening Skills

    Understanding what others are saying to facilitate effective communication

    Critical Thinking

    Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Nurse-managed Clinic
  • Inpatient Psychiatric Facility
  • Home Health
  • Private Psychiatric Practice
  • Addiction Center

Workplace Settings

  • Health care
  • Education
  • Mental health care

I decided to pursue a PMHNP degree so that I could impact my patients' treatment plans and futures on an even higher level. I want to be a part of their treatment journey and help them find the ideal regimen that helps them be their best selves.

Lindsey Thompson
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