Psychiatric/ Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (P.M.H.N.P)

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Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

* The baccalaureate degree in nursing/master's degree in nursing/ Doctor of Nursing Practice and post graduate APRN certificate programs at Wilkes University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org)

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Forever Growing and Changing 

For more than 80 years, Wilkes has been dedicated to the success of our students through academic excellence, educational access and return on investment.

Fulfill the Nation’s Growing Need for Psychiatric and Mental Healthcare

Our Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner track will help you acquire skills in completing comprehensive mental health assessments, as well as individual, family and group psychotherapy to treat your patients properly. Thorough assessment will help you to develop competence in prescribing and monitoring medications used in the treatment of disorders across the lifespan.

You’ll also be able to develop knowledge of clinical modalities and theories used in health promotion to identify individuals and populations at risk of mental illness and primary prevention in mental health, with consideration to culturally diverse, rural and underserved populations.

Clinical Placement Experts

Wilkes works with you to offer a high-quality placement experience that meets the clinical requirements to prepare you for success in your future endeavors. We partner with you to:

  • Research and find a nearby site aligned with your area of study.
  • Organize all necessary document and clearance requirements.
  • Monitor your schedule and placement hours.

Admission Requirements | Associate Degree in Nursing (R.N.) to Master of Science in Nursing ­– Nurse Practitioner

  • Associate Degree in Nursing with a 3.0 GPA
  • Unencumbered R.N. license
  • One year of clinical experience (by the start of the nurse practitioner clinical courses)
  • Resume and cover letter

Admission Requirements | Master of Science in Nursing­ – Nurse Practitioner 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing with a 3.0 GPA
  • Unencumbered R.N. license
  • One year of clinical experience (by the start of the nurse practitioner clinical courses)
  • Resume and cover letter

    Admission Requirements | Post-graduate/A.P.R.N. Certificate

    • Master/Doctoral in Nursing or Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a 3.0 GPA
    • Unencumbered R.N. license
    • One year of clinical experience (by the start of the nurse practitioner clinical courses)
    • Resume and cover letter

    Program Features

    • Nurse practitioner concentrations available: Psychiatric/Mental Health, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care and Family
    • $728 per credit hour
    • Three opportunities per year to start classes
    • 12-week courses
    • 2018 board certification exams pass rate: 95%