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Nursing - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

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Education at the master’s level prepares graduates to assume leadership roles in clinical practice, nursing administration and nursing education. Advanced nursing practice graduates are prepared for entry into the Doctoral of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, and all graduates are prepared for higher education in the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) program.

Overview

Student's pursuing the MSN will choose from one of six clinical tracks. Most programs offer a courses online and  face-to-face allowing students to receive flexibility that fits with their busy schedules, but also maintaining a dynamic class experience that include in-class time to demonstrate skills, dialogue with colleagues and receive mentorship and guidance from our highly regarded and recognized faculty. The curriculum structure depends on the clinical concentration the student selects. 

The Psych/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program prepares graduates to care for individuals, groups, and families and across the lifespan in a variety of settings. There is a strong emphasis on psychotherapeutic techniques and psychopharmacotherapy. The clinical component provides interprofessional experiences working with other healthcare providers in caring for individuals and their families with psychiatric conditions.

PMHNP students at UTHealth participate in 600 precepted clinical hours that prepare them to be skilled practitioners. Graduates are eligible to take the PMHNP certification examination offered by the American Nurse Credentialing Center.

The School offers both a Master of Science in Nursing and also a Post-Master’s certificate. The Post-Master’s program is customized depending upon previously completed graduate coursework. Students admitted to the PMHNP Post-Master’s program will create a degree plan with their academic advisor.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Pharmacology 
  • Advanced Physical Examination and Differential Diagnosis
  • Advanced Physical Examination and Differential Diagnosis  Lab
  • Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
  • Nursing Research and Epidemiology for Evidence-Based Practice
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner I
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Clinical I

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

41 alternative credits
  • Credit Requirement: 41 for the MSN; 29-30 for the Post-Master's

Delivered

On Campus

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An interview may be required of qualified applicants
  • Writing samples may be required at the time of an interview
  • A completed online application for admission and $60.00 non-refundable application fee 
  • Official transcript from each institution attended
  • A Baccalaureate degree in nursing earned from an accredited program. Applicants must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Three (3) satisfactory academic/professional references
  • A course-by-course evaluation of international credentials by Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) for individuals with degrees/courses from outside the US
  • A professional curriculum vitae or resume
  • One year experience in critical care as a registered nurse

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1098 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1098 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • National

    1098 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1098 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • In-State

    298 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 298 USD per credit and a duration of  .

Funding

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