Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
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.
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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.
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.
This program reviews applications on a rolling basis.
The items required for admission consideration are listed below. Additional information for applicants with international credentials can be found on our international web pages.
- $40 nonrefundable application fee
- $50 nonrefundable international credential fee (if applicable)
Effective Fall 2019 and beyond
- $55 nonrefundable application fee
- $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials
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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
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- GRE not required
- 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.
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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.