M.Sc. Blended

Nursing - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

15 months
700 USD/credit 27440 USD/year
700 USD/credit 27440 USD/year
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The Nursing - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program from Anderson University (South Carolina) is distinctive because it will prepare you both professionally and spiritually for the challenging and rewarding field of mental health.


In the Nursing - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program from Anderson University (South Carolina), you will take 49 hours of coursework. Your classes will include Advanced Assessment, Processes in Mental Health, Psychopharmacological Therapies across the Lifespan, and Management of the Complex Client. These classes will equip you to assess, diagnose, and treat psychiatric and behavioral disorders.

Our professors are all practicing nurses, who view their work as more than a job; it’s a mission field and a calling. In our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, you will learn a holistic approach to patient care. You will learn to ask good questions, notice important aspects of patient appearance, and read body language to find the root cause of symptoms.

Coursework and Training

For your hands-on training, you will do 500 hours of clinical work during your third and fourth semesters. While it is your responsibility to find a clinical preceptor, AU works hard to establish relationships with clinical partners, to aid you in your search.

Your clinical and in-class experiences at AU will also prepare you for the national accreditation exam you must take to become certified to practice in psychiatric mental health.

Your Future

The Psychiatric Mental Health concentration will prepare you to serve as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in clinics, communities, or hospitals. In addition to the rewarding work you can accomplish, compensation is excellent. Salaries typically range from $95,000 to $115,000.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Physical Assessment
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Advanced Assessment Processes in Mental Healthcare across the Life Span
  • Management of Behavioral Health Populations across the Life Span
  • Psychopharmacological Therapies across the Life Span

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 15 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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49 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from a nationally accredited nursing program with a minimum grade point average of 3.2 averaged from all nursing degree programs.
  • Active and unencumbered RN license
  • CPR certification
  • Current immunization record by start of program
  • Application Process

  • Complete online application and pay application fee
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Official Transcripts from all former academic institutions
    • Resume

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 700 USD per credit during 15 months.
  • National

    27440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 700 USD per credit during 15 months.

Living costs for Anderson

1600 - 2783 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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