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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, MSN

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (ARWU) Online
The accredited online MSN Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare nurses to provide a wide range of mental health services across the lifespan through a bio-psychosocial model of care. It includes the study and application of diagnostic and treatment modalities, theories and approaches to practice.

About

You'll learn collaborative skills to work with other healthcare professionals to provide mental healthcare services in all settings. The program enables graduates to deliver direct (assessment, intervention) and indirect advanced practice services (consultation, case management and supervision) to those who are at risk for and/or require mental health services.

PROGRAM FEATURES

  • Synchronous online lectures offer a highly interactive learning format that challenges and engages students
  • An experienced and board certified faculty from Drexel's acclaimed College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification through ANCC

Accreditation

The master's degree in nursing at Drexel University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Confronting Issues in Contemporary Health Care Environments
  • Advanced Ethical Decision Making in Health Care
  • Research Methods and Biostatistics
  • Quality and Safety in Healthcare
  • Evaluation and Translation of Health Research

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    52 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      Regular mandatory meetings
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • A completed application
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
  • Two professional letters of recommendation from either previous or immediate supervisors or former nursing faculty members who can attest to your clinical knowledge, skill and potential aptitude for graduate study
  • A personal statement regarding the nature of your proposed capstone
  • Resume including specific details of your responsibilities and job experiences
  • A copy of your United States RN license 
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Financial Aid Information
  • Proof of Financial Responsibility (International Applicants Only)

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    968 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 968 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    968 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 968 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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