Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Kent State's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner master's concentration will prepare you to provide advanced psychiatric nursing care to individuals, families, and groups across the lifespan.

Today, many Americans do not have access to mental health services, in part due to a lack of qualified mental health professionals. Nurses who become Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNPs) help bridge this gap and provide holistic care to those who are struggling with mental illnesses and addictions.

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner concentration builds on core advanced practice nursing knowledge and focuses on knowledge and skill development in mental health assessment and diagnostic reasoning, prescribing and medication management, and advanced therapeutic modalities such as individual, group, and family psychotherapy.

In this role, you may be employed in a variety of settings, including community mental health centers, private practice, primary care, emergency settings, correctional facilities, and on consultation/liaison teams in hospitals.

Graduates of this program meet educational eligibility requirements to take the ANCC examination for the Psychiatric Mental Health NP. 2021 APRN MSN graduates attained an average pass rate of 96.3% on board certification examinations.

Why Kent State? We offer you:

  • Faculty mentorship and advising from nationally certified advanced practice nurses, as well as active researchers with decades of experience
  • Full- and part-time customizable academic plans
  • Classes are held 100% online and delivered by expert nurses via leading edge instructional technology.
  • Fall and spring semester start dates
  • Networking and mentoring opportunities for graduates during and after the program