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MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner


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)