Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

The Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner track prepares nurses to assume advanced practice positions as providers of primary mental health care to individuals in traditional and nontraditional settings. Preparation for advanced practice nursing with adults is emphasized and includes supervised clinical experiences with individuals, groups and families. Emphasis is placed on making independent and interdependent decisions in managing client care and on developing skill in planning, coordinating and evaluating intervention programs. Individuals prepared for advanced practice in psychiatric mental health nursing integrate knowledge of education, research, consultation and advanced clinical practice in collaboration with other health care professionals to influence health policy and client outcomes. Clinical experiences allow students to focus on individualized learning goals and prepare them for a career in a variety of mental health settings.

A post-master’s certificates in the Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program is also available.

Flier with program information (PDF)

Admission Requirements

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited nursing program
  • 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale for all college coursework
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • 300 word essay describing professional goals
  • Interview prior to beginning the program
  • Current State of Ohio license to practice nursing
  • At least one year of psychiatric nursing experience
  • Prerequisite courses: Undergraduate Statistics, Nursing Research, Basic Health Assessment, Computer Skills, Graduate-level Statistics

Application Deadline

Applications to the master's degree program in Psychiatric Family Nurse Practitioner are accepted on a rolling basis.

Assistantship/Scholarship Information

Not all departments offer graduate assistantships. Students should inquire with the department directly to determine assistantship availability.

Financial Aid Information

Paying for college is a vital part of the education process. It is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.

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