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Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

24 months
1640 USD/credit 42640 USD/year
1640 USD/credit 42640 USD/year
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Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners provide mental health care to individuals of all ages in a variety of settings. As a student in the Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program of University of Rochester, you will work to develop expertise in assessment, diagnosis, psychotherapy, and psychopharmacology management of mental health challenges and psychiatric disorders.


Key facts

The Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program of University of Rochester is offered completely online with short on-site intensives designed to enhance access to students throughout NY state. This innovative model balances flexible and supportive synchronous and asynchronous online learning experiences with rich, hands-on practice opportunities guided by our expert faculty. 

Graduates of our program provide access to vital mental health services across the health care continuum, including acute and community based services (i.e. inpatient and outpatient mental health services, chemical dependency, school-based programs, private practice). In addition to traditional psychiatric settings, PMHNPs are also located in primary care and acute medical settings working to expand the efforts of behavioral health integration.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychopathology and Psychiatric Assessment and Diagnosis Across the Lifespan
  • Advanced Health Assessment -- Lifespan
  • Individual Psychotherapy Across the Lifespan
  • Theoretical Frameworks for Advanced Psychiatric Nursing Practice
  • Pathophysiology and Psychopharmacology of Mental Health Disorders Across the Lifespan
  • Group and Family Psychotherapy Across the Lifespan

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


52 SCH



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing (cumulative GPA of 3.0 preferred)
  • RN licensure within the United States or U.S. territory
  • One year clinical experience is preferred
  • CPR certification (professional course must be taken with the American Heart Association)
  • Statistics course with a grade of C or above
  • Current RN license
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended, including prerequisites 
  • Two letters of reference
  • Professional goal statement
  • Resume or CV
  • Writing sample (academic paper, clinical document, or publication)
  • For international students, TOEFL with a minimum score of 560 (paper-based), 230 (computer-based) or 88 (iBT)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1640 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    42640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1640 USD per credit during 24 months.


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