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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - MSN

As we work to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health, the demand for these services continues to grow, as more individuals are seeking mental health treatment. With that comes a demand for mental health professionals including Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP), especially in states such as Ohio that report a shortage of psychiatrists. Join this growing field and enter the Master of Science in Nursing Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program at Walsh University.

The scope of practice for PMHNPs is similar to that of psychiatrists. PMHNPs can:

• Diagnose a mental health disorder
• Provide psychosocial treatment for individuals, families and groups
• Prescribe medication
• Diagnose and treat physical conditions 

Walsh offers an interdisciplinary experience that primarily features online courses through the Byers School of Nursing and  Counseling and Human Development  program. Walsh's PMHNP program provides an emphasis on:

• Primary care delivery systems
• Promoting prevention activities
• Pharmacology and management of the psychiatric patient
• Crisis care
• Substance use disorders


Morgan Gilbert, Enrollment Manager
330.490.7421  |

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Walsh University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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