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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Shirley Levenson
sal111@txstate.edu
512.716.2957
St. David's School of Nursing, Room 337B
Round Rock Campus

St. David's School of Nursing
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This hybrid post-professional master’s degree program will prepare post-baccalaureate nurses or post-master’s prepared nurses to practice in psychiatric mental health practitioner roles in a variety of health care institutions. Graduates will be prepared to skillfully translate research and utilize evidenced-based practice knowledge to direct individual and population health care with a focus on mental and behavioral health.

Degree Hours Thesis Option Minor Option
M.S.N. 40 Non-Thesis No Minor

Online Availability
Part of this program may be offered online. Due to variation in the laws of states and regulations of state Boards of Nursing, admission for non-Texas residents may be limited at this time. Additional information for international applicants is available below.

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall - Priority February 1 February 1
Fall - Standard June 15 June 1
Spring September 15 September 15
Summer I No Admission No Admission
Summer II No Admission No Admission

Application Deadline
This program has a flexible deadline, which means applications received after the posted deadline may be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis, with no guarantees for admission consideration.

Applications must be complete by the priority deadline to be considered for certain types of funding.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a rolling basis.

Spring 2020 Admission - Deadline September 15, 2019
The program is updating their admissions process soon. Review updated requirements for Spring 2020.

 


Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. Additional information for applicants with international credentials can be found on our international web pages.

ApplyTexas Application

  • completed online ApplyTexas application

  Review important information about the ApplyTexas application.

  If you are applying for the Spring 2020 semester, be sure to check the updated requirements at the bottom of this page. 


Application Fee(s)

  • $55 nonrefundable application fee
    OR
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials

  Review important information about application fees.


Transcripts & GPA

  • bachelor of science in nursing (B.S.N.) degree from a regionally accredited institution and from a nursing program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or other nationally-recognized nursing education accrediting body. Your B.S.N. degree must be reflected on your transcript when you apply.
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in your nursing course work
  • grade of C or better in an upper-division statistics course

  Review important information about transcripts. Official transcripts, sent directly from your institution, will be required if admission is granted. 


GRE Scores

  • GRE not required

Documents

  • current, valid unencumbered R.N. license or multi-state privilege to practice as a registered nurse in the state(s) in which you will complete practicum courses. The license must be printed from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) website.
  • responses to specific essay questions
  • resume/CV reflecting a minimum of one year of experience as an R.N. You must have the equivalent of one year’s experience as a R.N. prior to the application deadline.
  • three letters of recommendation from professionals competent to assess your academic capability and interest in pursuing the higher levels of nursing practice

  Review important information about documents, including the submission instructions for using the Graduate Admissions Document Upload tool (GADU). You will have access to GADU after you submit your ApplyTexas application and activate your Texas State NetID.


TOEFL or IELTS Scores

Applicants are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores that meet the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a country on our exempt countries list.

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 6.0

This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.

  Review important information about official test scores.


Additional Information

If you are an international applicant, you can apply to this program; however, please be aware that you must:

  • be available to complete certain degree requirements in the state of Texas
  • have a bachelor of science in nursing (B.S.N.) degree from a regionally accredited institution and from a nursing program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or other nationally-recognized nursing education accrediting body. Your B.S.N. degree must be reflected on your transcript when you apply.

Spring 2020 Admissions

The NursingCAS system will be used for all Spring 2020 and subsequent applications. If you are applying for the Spring 2020 semester, please review the updated requirements below.

Applications

  Review important information about the ApplyTexas application.


Application Fees

  • separate NursingCAS application fee
    and either
  • $55 nonrefundable application fee
    OR
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials

  Review important information about application fees.


International Transcripts

  • a copy of an official transcript from each international institution attended. Transcripts issued by U.S. institutions must be submitted through NursingCAS.

  Review important information about transcripts. Official transcripts, sent directly from your institution, will be required if admission is granted.