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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

Overview

A Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) is specialized in providing mental health services and care to individuals, families and groups. As a student in the program, you will learn the real-world skills needed to advance your nursing career as you become specifically prepared to deliver safe, competent and quality mental health services to persons of all ages.

As a student, you will benefit from a simple scheduling structure with all classes held on Thursdays and/or Fridays, and you will be able to complete the program in two years of full-time study.

As a graduate of the program, you will be prepared to take the exam for board certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to further demonstrate your expertise in the mental health field.

If you’re interested in advancing your career as a PMHNP, D’Youville College’s nursing program is an ideal place to learn. Established in 1942, the School of Nursing has earned a reputation as a leading resource in the region for high-quality, student-centered education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • APN Role Transition/Policy
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Advanced Health Assessment Lab
  • Co-management of Medical Disorder for APNs

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    40 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Official transcripts from all college/universities attended
  • A baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited college or university program
  • A current license to practice professional nursing in New York State or Ontario
  • Two letters of recommendation that include comment on the applicant's clinical performance (preferably from a supervisor and colleague)
  • A current certification in CPR
  • Letter of intent

Tuition Fee

  • International

    928 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 928 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    928 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 928 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Buffalo

  • 920 - 1560 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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