MSN – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Programs

Psychiatric mental health nursing is a specialty within nursing that focuses on providing services to the psychiatric-mental health population. Psychiatric mental health nurses are involved in therapeutic groups in acute care and long-term treatment settings. A Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a specialization in psychiatric mental health prepares graduates to serve as psychiatric nurse practitioners.

An MSN program in psychiatric mental health incorporates specialty courses in advanced mental health assessment, differential diagnosis, psychopharmacology, and medication management. The clinical component prepares graduates for a career in a variety of mental health settings.

Graduates are often eligible to sit for the Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner examination and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) examination.

An MSN in psychiatric mental health often takes about two years to complete. The programs in this list are offered in both hybrid and traditional formats, with flexible scheduling, allowing you to work towards your degree on your timetable.

Walden University

Walden University – Accredited By HLC

MSN in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: “In Walden University’s MSN in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, you’ll learn to assess, diagnose, provide therapy, and prescribe medication for patients with psychiatric disorders and substance abuse issues. This program is designed for registered nurses entering the program with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). This program is delivered online and taught by doctorally prepared teaching faculty members who are experts, practitioners, and leaders in the field.” Click Here to request information about this program.

RN to MSN in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: “At Walden University, our RN-to-MSN degree 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. This program is delivered online and taught by doctorally prepared teaching faculty members who are experts, practitioners, and leaders in the field. In the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner MSN concentration, you’ll learn to assess, diagnose, provide therapy, and prescribe medication for patients with psychiatric disorders and substance abuse issues. ” Click Here to request information about this program.

 

Indiana Wesleyan University

Indiana Wesleyan University – Accredited By HLC

MSN in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: “The MSN degree program at Indiana Wesleyan University prepares the student to serve in a variety of settings, from the most prestigious hospitals to meeting the vital needs of the global community. Our MSN in Psychiatric Mental Health NP is offered online with onsite components. Graduates of this programs should be able to: Provide care for diverse populations with psychiatric mental health needs; Treat individuals with psychiatric mental health conditions across the lifespan; Collaborate with interprofessional healthcare teams and community organizations; Serve as an advocate for vulnerable populations with psychiatric mental health conditions; and more.” Click Here to request information about this program.