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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

30 months
Duration
13428 USD/year
13428 USD/year
3792 USD/year
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About

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston prepares graduates to care for individuals, groups, and families across the lifespan in a variety of settings.

Overview

Program Features

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.

Students in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston 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.

Graduates of the advanced practice degrees are eligible to take national certification exams and eligible for licensure as an Advanced Practice Nurse in Texas.  Requirements for other states vary and graduates should check individual state requirements prior to applying for an advanced practice status or license. 

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

An academic advisor is assigned at the time of admission. The student and the academic advisor together will complete a degree plan to specify which courses are to be taken to complete the degree requirements.

The program can be completed in as few as five (5) semesters (full-time), or up to seven (7) semesters as a part-time student. Students seeking the five semester option should apply for summer entry. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nursing Informatics: Introduction to Concepts & Health Information Technologies
  • Nursing Research & Epidemiology for Evidence-Based Practice
  • Evaluation and Application of Research
  • Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Psych/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Psych/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Clinical

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 30 months
  • Part-time
    • 42 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

41 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed online application
  • $60.00 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcript from each post-secondary 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
  • A completed basic statistics course.
  • Three (3) satisfactory academic/professional references. Supply individual references with an applicant letter of reference form (pdf)
  • 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
  • Documentation (via resume or vitae): One year clinical experience as a psychiatric registered nurse
  • An interview may be required of qualified applicants. All interviews are by invitation
  • Writing samples may be required at the time of an interview

Work experience

  • One year clinical experience as a psychiatric registered nurse

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    13428 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6714 USD per semester during 30 months.
  • National

    13428 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6714 USD per semester during 30 months.
  • In-State

    3792 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1896 USD per semester during 30 months.

Living costs for Houston

1067 - 1950 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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