There is a critical need not only for quality mental health services, but for improved access to these services. As a graduate of our Master of Science in Nursing program with a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) specialization, you will be prepared to meet this need in a variety of settings.

This program can help position you for roles in the following settings:

  • Mental health clinics
  • Correctional facilities
  • Inpatient or outpatient psychiatric facilities
  • Private psychiatric practices
  • Community mental health centers
  • Domestic violence shelters
  • Residential substance abuse facilities
  • Schools

Learn more about top industry sectors, most in-demand job skills and top job titles for MSN grads.

A 2011 national salary survey by the Advance Healthcare Network showed that PMHNPs made an average yearly salary of $92,396, while family medicine nurse practitioners made $89,317.

Graduates of our program will be eligible to take the national PMHNP certification examination through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

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Allison Souza

Allison Souza

MSN Graduate / DNP Student
Walden afforded me the ability to work full time and attend school. The Walden staff was helpful, friendly, and walked me through using the computer as a tool to learn.
I find that when I educate, whether in a formal or informal environment, I learn from my students as much as they learn from me.
I chose Walden because of its faculty commitment to students and its commitmentto social change. I want to master the tools I need to better myself and the community in which I serve.
Luzviminda Miguel MSN Graduate / DNP Student
Luzviminda Miguel
Lynn Sayre Visser MSN Graduate
Lynn Sayre Visser
Cynthia Hickman MSN / PhD in Health Services Graduate
Cynthia Hickman

*The baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN), master’s degree program in nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Walden University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org). Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.

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