The Master of Science in Nursing Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track (PMHNP) prepares graduates to assume a psychiatric-mental health care provider role in community, acute care and telemental health settings. This program will provide you with evidence based tools to diagnose and manage patients with common to complex mental health conditions throughout the lifespan. Emphasis will be placed on rural health and establishing a PMHNP practice through face-to-face and telemental health delivery. A key focus area will be on mental health promotion, diagnosis and early intervention with children, adolescents and families.
Why Choose TTUHSC?
TTUHSC is the ideal setting for providing this innovative program that incorporates telemental health through interprofessional collaboration and resources within the following Institutes and Centers:
- F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural Health
- F. Marie Hall SimLife Center
- The TexLa Telehealth Resource Center
- Center for Geriatric Education
- Center for Global Health
- Center for Innovation in Nursing Education
- Center of Excellence in Evidence-based Practice
- Center of Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics
- Center of Excellence for Geriatric Scholarship, Training & Faculty Development
Post MSN Certificate or PMHNP certificate plus DNP Options
A Post-MSN psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner certificate is an option for applicants who currently hold a Master of Science in Nursing degree. The MSN to DNP is available for NPs currently certified in a specialty track who want to add the PMHNP specialty with the DNP. A separate application to the DNP program and offer of admission to the DNP program is required to pursue the MSN to DNP while dually enrolled in the PMHNP program.
Upon completion of course requirements, graduates of the Masters and Post-Master's tracks are eligible to take the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam.
An individualized plan of study will be developed for those applicants who are admitted into the post-master's PMHNP program and the DNP program.
The PMHNP educational program is an online track that may require occasional travel to the Lubbock campus but is primarily delivered on-line.
The MSN-PMHNP track may be completed in 6 semesters of full-time study- 49 semester credit hours
Current tuition information can be found here or by contacting Student Business Services from 8:30am-4pm CST at (806) 743-7867. Additional school fees applied may vary.
Financial aid (student loans, grants, scholarships) are available upon admittance to the School of Nursing. Additional information may be found at the Financial Aid Office website or by calling 806-743-3025.