In cooperation with Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia, the Marshall University School of Nursing offers a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner area of emphasis. Forty-eight (48) hours of credit for the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner area of emphasis.

The three components of the Master of Science in Nursing curriculum: 

  •  The core curriculum component is comprised of twelve (12) credit hours that focuses on knowledge and skills related to nursing and related theories, leadership, advanced nursing research, and issues.
  • The area of emphasis component, which includes the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner component (13 credits from Marshall and 23 from Shenandoah University) which provides an opportunity to develop competency as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.
  •  The elective component (3 credits) for the NE and (6 credits) NA areas of emphasis allows students to choose one of four options: 1) thesis, 2) role development courses in teaching, or 3) elective courses related to the student’s area of interest, or 4) organizational dynamics or financial strategies in administration.

Upon successful completion of the program, Psychiatric Mental Health Practitioner graduates are eligible to take the ANCC Certification Examination for Psychiatric Mental Health Practitioners.

Plan of Study: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner PDF

MSN Admission Requirements

Diana Stotts
Telephone: 304-696-2623