The Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner track at Regis College is for nurses who want to work with psychiatric and mental health clients who are diagnosed and treated for the management of problems such as dementia, depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric problems. Students are taught to analyze patient's interactions with pharmacological agents and are given the opportunity to advance their education in the areas of pharmacology, pathophysiology, and health assessment with nursing theory, process and research.

The curriculum meets the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) criteria for certification as a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

You can get your MSN on our Weston campus or through our fully online MSN program.

  • Core Nurse Practitioner Requirements

    Course Credits
    NU 606 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
    NU 601 Nursing Theory 3
    HP 609 Health Policy, Politics and Perspectives 3
    NU 629 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention I 3
    NU 630 Advanced Nursing Research 3
    NU 641 Advanced Clinical Pharmacology II 3
    NU 650 Advanced Health Assessment 3
    NU 605 Concepts in Nursing Leadership 3
    Total 24

    All of the above courses must be completed before entering Primary Care Sequence, with the exception of HP 609.

  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Required Courses

    Course Credits
    NU 643 Advanced Psychopharmacology (must be taken in conjunction with NU 664) 3
    NU 646 Theory and Practice of Contemporary Psychotherapies 3
    NU 664C Primary Care of Psych-Mental Health I (includes 300 hours of clinical) 8
    NU 665C Primary Care of Psych-Mental Health II (includes 300 hours of clinical) 8
    NU 668 Role and Issues in APN 3
    Total 25
  • Psychiatric-Mental Post-Master's Certification

    22 Credits $1,170 Per Credit $25,740 Total Cost
49
Credits
$1,170
Per Credit
$57,330
Total Cost*

* Based on the academic year 2019-2020. Cost per credit and total cost subject to inflation.

For more information on the program, please contact the graduate admissions counselor: