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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program

Mental illness affects over 47 million Americans — 14% of the population. However, the federal government has identified 5,820 Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) nationwide where those dealing with mental and substance abuse disorders are unable to receive adequate psychiatric care. More than 6,400 mental health practitioners are required to address this shortfall.*

HPU's 100% online MSN-PMHNP program prepares you to assess, diagnose, and treat patients with unique mental health needs. Through robust coursework and evidence-based practicums, you'll emerge better prepared to treat individuals anywhere in the world.

*Mental Health AmericaHealth Resources and Services Administration


Length: 28 months

Total Credits: 48 credits

Upcoming Start Date:
August 26, 2024

Online Coursework

100% online coursework with mobile-friendly delivery

Small classes with accessible faculty who care about your success and well-being

Cert exam

Prepare to pass ANCC certification exams on your first attempt

class size

Dedicated student support from first contact through graduation

Few as 28 months

Earn your MSN-PMHNP in as few as 28 months

student transfer

Transfer up to 12 credits

Why earn your MSN-PMHNP with HPU?

Fit classes around work and family

HPU’s online MSN-PMHNP program is designed for working professionals, which means class scheduling is flexible and convenient.

Prepare for licensure as a nurse practitioner

The MSN-PMHNP concentration qualifies you to sit for the national Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) certification exam administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Learn from experienced faculty

HPU’s MSN-PMHNP faculty are leaders at the local, national, and global levels. Not only are they actively practicing clinicians, they’re also doctorally educated scholars, researchers, and skilled change agents.

Build versatile skills

Through core courses, specialized electives, and 630 clinical hours, HPU MSN-PMHNP students develop a strong foundation in advanced practice nursing that translates to a variety of mental health settings.