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Psychiatric-Mental Health NP

University of Virginia

24 months
30240 USD/year
30240 USD/year
18250 USD/year
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Psychiatric-Mental Health NP program from University of Virginia offers an advanced practice role that promotes health while also detecting and treating acute, episodic, and chronic mental illness across the lifespan


Psychiatric-Mental Health NP  track from University of Virginia  emphasizes the preparation of advanced practice nurses to promote and maintain health and to prevent, detect and treat acute and chronic mental illness. Addressing the needs of underserved, rural populations is highlighted throughout the program.

Who should apply?

The PMHNP track offers baccalaureate-educated nurses with at least one year of full-time RN experience the opportunity to advance their practice at the top-ranked UVA School of Nursing.

The PMHNP is offered at the MSN, certificate, and DNP levels.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biological Basis of Mental Health and Mental Ilness
  • Mental Health Theories & Therapies
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Theoretical Foundations in Nursing
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Advanced Health Assessment 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


42 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a nationally accredited school.
  • Be licensed as a registered nurse in the US and be eligible for a RN license in Virginia. All matriculating students who are not active-duty military nurses must have a Virginia RN license before the first day of classes.
  • Submit a total of three satisfactory recommendations (academic, professional, and clinical), one of which should be from an APRN.
  • Submit a resume or CV.
  • Pay an $85 application fee.
  • Have completed an undergraduate or graduate statistics course within five years of the program start.
  • Be available for an interview, if requested.
  • International applicants have additional admissions requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30240 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 30240 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    30240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30240 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    18250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18250 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Charlottesville

990 - 1600 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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