M.Sc. Online

Nursing - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Walden University

12 months
45045 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Gain the skills to diagnose, provide therapy, treat, and prescribe medications for patients with mental illness, psychiatric disorders, and substance abuse issues with this Nursing - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program at Walden University.


Advance your skills and training to provide care for patients with psychiatric disorders, medical organic brain disorders, and substance abuse problems with the Nursing - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program at Walden University.

State-of-the-Art Classroom Tools

Enhance your skills with iHuman patient simulation software and strength-finding tools, which make your learning experience personalized, interactive, and effective.

In Walden’s MSN program, you can:

  • Collaborate with nurses from around the U.S. in an interactive online environment.
  • Learn from expert teaching faculty—100% of whom hold doctoral degrees.
  • Gain the opportunity to translate knowledge into practice by designing, developing, and implementing a project in a professional healthcare setting.
  • Acquire the knowledge needed to act as a change agent and apply your enhanced expertise within the healthcare environment
  • Join Phi Nu, Walden’s chartered chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and connect with nurses around the world to share the latest nursing research and best practices in clinical, scientific, and leadership areas.

Career Impact

There is a critical need not only for quality mental health services, but for improved access to these services. As a graduate of our Master of Science in Nursing program with a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) specialization, you will be prepared to meet this need in a variety of settings.

This specialization will prepare graduates to qualify to sit for the national certification exam for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

This program can help position you for roles in the following settings:

  • Mental health clinics
  • Correctional facilities
  • Inpatient or outpatient psychiatric facilities
  • Private psychiatric practices
  • Community mental health centers
  • Domestic violence shelters
  • Residential substance abuse facilities
  • Schools


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN), master’s degree program in nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Walden University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. 

Programme Structure

Walden’s flexibility and support put your education within reach. You will benefit from a comprehensive online learning experience that includes:

  • Convenient start dates throughout the year.
  • Orientation that prepares you for success in an online environment.
  • Ability to complete coursework when and where it is convenient for you.
  • Access to courses and materials on your smartphone or tablet.
  • Multimedia resources designed to augment student learning: videos, case studies, simulations, articles, journals, and discussion topics.
  • A global online community of faculty, students, and alumni.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


63 SCH



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree or higher.
    • To be considered for this master’s program, you must have a valid RN license. 
    • Completed online application and transcripts. 

Tuition Fee

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    45045 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 45045 USD for the full programme during 12 months.


Paying for your education can be a challenge, but Walden helps you identify the many funding options that are available to you, including scholarships, grants, and federal and private loans. You can also check with your employer to see if they offer tuition reimbursement for your courses. A Walden enrollment advisor can help you determine which funding options are available to you. Additionally, you can save time and money by transferring credits earned previously.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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