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

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

Applicants will be evaluated for admission based on the following criteria.  These admissions standards represent the minimum eligibility requirements for the program.  Admission committee members reserve the right to request additional information from candidates as needed for a more in-depth review of qualifications.

  • 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 

Applicants will be evaluated for admission based on the following criteria.  These admissions standards represent the minimum eligibility requirements for the program.  Admission committee members reserve the right to request additional information from candidates as needed for a more in-depth review of qualifications.

  • 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

    Applicants will be evaluated for admission based on the following criteria.  These admissions standards represent the minimum eligibility requirements for the program.  Admission committee members reserve the right to request additional information from candidates as needed for a more in-depth review of qualifications.

    • 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%

    *Applications presenting a history of disciplinary action on professional licenses will be subject to an additional review process by the Special Licensure Discrepancy Committee of the university.