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Master of Science in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Total Credit Hours: 51 | Time to Completion: 24-30 months | Tuition: $532 per credit hour** |  Next Start Date: May 10, 2021 and July 6, 2021


Through our CCNE-accredited master’s in Nursing Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, you’ll study advanced health assessment, physiology and pharmacology of PMH illness. You’ll learn from experienced, practicing faculty – practitioners who share their expertise with you. Our nursing students have achieved a 95% passage rate on national exams, proof that our nursing programs deliver an exceptional education.


Career Outlook

  • JOB GROWTH – Current indicators suggest that this field is growing much faster than average and will increase by 45 percent by 2029.
  • MEDIAN SALARY – According to, the national median salary for psychiatric nurse  practitioners is $111,000.
  • DIVERSE OPPORTUNITIES – Graduates with an PMH-NP degree work in positions within variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, physicians' offices and clinics.

What courses will you take?

Husson University’s online Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program requires 48 credits to complete the degree. You'll have coursework in key areas such as advanced pathophysiology, advanced health assessment, advanced assessment techniques, concepts and approaches, and advanced pharmacology, which includes pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and diagnosis and pharmacology of PMH illness. View the full curriculum below. Reach out to us today if you'd like more information or if you'd like to speak to an advisor.


NU 700 Theories & Roles for Advanced Nursing Practice 3

NU 702 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics 3

NU 706 Advanced Pathophysiology 3

NU 708 Socio-Cultural Perception of Addiction & Population Health 3

NU 709 Diagnosis and Pharmacologic Management of Psychiatric Illness

NU 710 Advanced Evidence-Based Practice 3

NU 704 Advanced Health Assessment 3

NU 740 Public Health Policy Issues and Challenges 3

NU 821 Strategy & Analysis of Organizational Process 3

NU 801 Family Psychiatric Nursing I – Advanced Mental Health Assessment Across the Lifespan 6

NU 810 Family Psychiatric Nursing II 6

NU 812 Family Psychiatric Nursing III 6

NU 836 Healthcare Informatics and Technology 3

NU 840 Graduate Nursing Capstone 3