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Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

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Compassionate care for mental health.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program’s psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner track trains nurses to offer complete mental health care to people of all ages who are at risk of or have psychiatric disorders or mental health issues.

The program focuses on collaborating with a diverse team to help patients recover and promote mental health within the context of individuals, families, health care settings and society.

Upon completion, graduates can pursue national certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). TCU graduates’ pass rate is 100%.

52% job growth between 2020-2030 – U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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No GRE Required

Nurse faculty loan forgiveness program
Automatic tuition reduction
100% online
Clinical practicums close to home

Program Highlights

  • 100% Online
  • Three- or four-year tracks available
  • Clinical practicum experiences take place close to home
  • On-campus Intensives provide skill-development
  • Spring or fall term admission
  • 70 hours total
    • Includes 1,000 clinical hours minimum

Clinical Experience

One year of full-time RN experience is preferred. We are currently accepting students in the following states:

  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • Virginia