BSN to MSN-PMHNP Program

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Online MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program Overview

Prepare for a rewarding career as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) through an online, faith-based program that aligns with your life and values.

Spring Arbor University's online BSN to MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program is CCNE-accredited and highly ranked for academic quality. It will equip you with the clinical expertise to diagnose and treat psychiatric-mental health conditions and serve patients across the lifespan.

As a student in the online MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, you can:

  • Continue working full-time as you earn your degree on your own schedule.
  • Enjoy a week off in between classes with our 7-1-7 model (7-week courses, 1-week breaks).
  • Receive dedicated support from a Student Success Coach who will guide you through the program, helping you find a work-school-life balance.
  • Join a close community of motivated students and caring faculty.
  • Graduates prepared to take the PMHNP certification exam (PMHNP-BC™).
  • Experience spiritual growth through a quality educational journey rooted in faith.

For more information about our online MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, request a program guide or call 1.844.621.0900.

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Grow as a Christ-Centered Psychiatric Mental Healthcare Provider

The online MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program will develop your advanced nursing knowledge and clinical reasoning while empowering your spiritual growth.

As a student in the program, you will:

  • Build a Leadership Mindset: Reach a new level of professionalism and intellectual development as you evolve into a nursing leader. Learn how to collaboratively design, coordinate and evaluate patient-centered psychiatric-mental healthcare.
  • Gain Advanced Nursing Competencies: Establish a foundation in theory and advanced clinical practice for assessing, diagnosing and intervening in dysfunctional coping patterns and psychiatric disorders of individuals across the lifespan.
  • Understand Population-Specific Care: Develop skills in psychotherapeutic treatment modalities to serve patients with major psychiatric disorders, considering factors like epidemiology, age, socioeconomic background, cultural norms and level of disease risk.
  • Grow A Spirit of Service: Address psychiatric-mental healthcare disparities by delivering compassionate care and advocating for underserved populations and their healthcare needs, as exemplified by the Christian worldview.

Contact us to discuss Spring Arbor University's online MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program.

 

PMHNP Career Outlook

Over half of U.S. counties have no practicing psychiatrists.* You will prepare to expand critical access to psychiatric-mental healthcare through Spring Arbor University's online MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program.

Similar to psychiatrists, PMHNPs can prescribe medication, perform examinations, diagnose illnesses and provide treatment for patients with mental health disorders and substance abuse problems.

PMHNPs are becoming increasingly integral to medical teams as more hospitals and healthcare facilities utilize their expertise. In some states, PMHNPs can practice independently.

PMHNPs may work in:

  • Mental health private practice
  • Inpatient centers
  • Public health organizations
  • Schools and universities
  • Correctional institutions

The median annual wage** of PMHNPs is $125,000, which is 50 percent higher than RNs.*** PMHNPs also tend to earn higher salaries than nurse practitioners certified in other specialties.

*National Council for Mental Wellbeing
**American Association of Nurse Practitioners
***U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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Online MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program Curriculum

Featured courses:

  • NUR712: Neurobiology and Psychopathology Across the Lifespan
  • NUR714: Advanced Practice in Psychiatric-Mental Health I: Adults
  • NUR715: Advanced Practice in Psychiatric-Mental Health II: Children/Adolescents/Young Adults

Download a program guide for a complete listing of courses.

 

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Online MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program Tuition

As a student in the online MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, you will see a return on your educational investment.

Spring Arbor University is recognized as a “Best Value” school by U.S. News & World Report. The online MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program provides academic quality with competitively priced tuition of $739 per credit hour.

You may also be eligible to receive financial aid. SAU will work with you to determine any benefits for which you qualify, including student aid, military discounts and tax benefits.