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MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

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Ohio University's Online Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) master's degree track will help students develop the knowledge and skills to provide advanced nursing practice to patients and families with mental health needs. Students will learn best practices in mental healthcare and develop skills in mental health assessment, diagnostic reasoning, psychopharmacology and advanced therapeutic modalities such as individual, group and family psychotherapy. Students will have the opportunity for supervised clinical experiences in a variety of primarily community-based agencies and programs.

The MSN PMHNP program curriculum focuses evidence-based instructional strategies and teaching techniques. The curriculum is offered part-time and includes: 

  • 37 credit hours (seven semesters to complete)
  • 500 clinical hours
  • Three on-campus intensives (OCIs)
  • Spring semester start date: Nursing program application deadlines are earlier than general Graduate College deadlines. Please contact the school of nursing at msn@ohio.edu for more specific application deadline information.

Sample Course Schedule

Semester and Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
Summer 2020 NRSE 6411: Neurobiological and Theoretical Bases for Psychiatric Mental Health in Advanced Nursing Practice 3
  NRSE 6210: Advanced Pathophysiology in Nursing Practice 3
Fall 2020 NRSE 6805: Analysis of Evidence-Based Practice for Advanced Nursing Practice 3
  NRSE 6230: Advanced Pharmacology 3
Spring 2021 NRSE 6021: Assessment and Intervention for Families 3
  NRSE 6221: Health Appraisal for Nurse Practitioners (OCI) 3
Summer 2021 NRSE 6412: Psychotherapeutic Treatment Modalities for Advanced Nursing Practice 3
  Elective (If needed for financial aid purposes) ***
Fall 2021 NRSE 6413: Assessment & Management of Mental Health Disorders for Advanced Nursing Practice I 3
  NRSE 6823: Psychiatric Mental Health Practicum for Advanced Nursing Practice I (100 Clinical Hours) 2
Spring 2022 NRSE 6414: Assessment & Management of Mental Health Disorders for Advanced Nursing Practice II 3
  NRSE 6824: Psychiatric Mental Health Practicum for Advanced Nursing Practice II (200 Clinical Hours) 3
Summer 2022 NRSE 6825: Psychiatric Mental Health Practicum for Advanced Nursing Practice III (200 Clinical Hours) 3
  NRSE 6933: Capstone Experience for Nurse Practitioners (OCI) 2