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Nursing - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

15 months
765 USD/credit 24480 USD/year
765 USD/credit 24480 USD/year
357 USD/credit 11424 USD/year
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The Nursing - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program from Texas State University is designed for registered nurses who want to expand their career opportunities and professional contributions.


During the program, students will develop the competencies required to provide primary mental healthcare to individuals, families, and populations across the lifespan. This  Nursing - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program from Texas State University can be completed in as few as 15 months.

PMHNPs are needed in medical facilities to change mental healthcare practice, reduce mental health stigma, and increase access to care.

Program Mission

The St. David’s School of Nursing at Texas State University educates and prepares graduates by using innovative teaching strategies and state-of-the-art technology. Graduates provide ethical, safe, and effective patient-centered care and contribute to present and emerging research and health management practices. Graduates demonstrate competence in clinical judgment, collaborate as members and leaders of interprofessional healthcare teams, and utilize scientifically-based interventions. As caring professional nurses, graduates manage illness; promote, maintain, and restore health; and provide end-of-life care for diverse individuals, families, populations, and global communities across the lifespan.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Advanced Health Assessment Mental Health Focused Practicum
  • Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Psychological Theory for Mental Health Practitioners

  • Psychopharmacology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 15 months

Start dates & application deadlines


40 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • bachelor of science in nursing (B.S.N.) degree from a regionally accredited institution and from a nursing program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or other nationally recognized nursing education accrediting body. The student's B.S.N. degree must be reflected on the transcript at the time of application.
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in your nursing course work
  • grade of C or better in an upper-division statistics course. The course must be completed at the time of application and reflected on submitted transcripts.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 15 months.
  • National

    24480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 15 months.
  • In-State

    11424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 357 USD per credit during 15 months.

Living costs for San Marcos

921 - 1707 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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