Post-Master's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track

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The Post-Master’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) certificate prepares graduates to assume a psychiatric-mental health care provider role in community, acute care and telemental health settings. Emphasis will be placed on rural health and establishing a PMHNP practice through face-to-face and telemental health delivery. A key focus area will be on mental health promotion, diagnosis and early intervention with children, adolescents and families.

A Post-MSN psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner certificate is an option for applicants who currently hold a Master of Science in Nursing degree. The MSN to DNP is available for currently practicing certified NPs who would like to add the PMHNP specialty. A separate application to the DNP program and offer of admission to the DNP program is required to pursue the MSN to DNP while dually enrolled in the PMHNP program.

Upon completion of course requirements, graduates of the Masters and Post-Master's tracks are eligible to sit for the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam.

For more information contact Graduate Coordinators

Financial Aid

Financial aid (student loans, grants, scholarships) are available upon admittance to the School of Nursing. Additional information may be found at the Financial Aid Office website or by calling 806-743-3025.

Why Choose TTUHSC?

TTUHSC is the ideal setting for providing this innovative program that incorporates telemental health through interprofessional collaboration and resources within the following Institutes and Centers:

  • F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural Health
  • F. Marie Hall SimLife Center
  • The TexLa Telehealth Resource Center
  • Center for Geriatric Education
  • Center for Global Health
  • Center for Innovation in Nursing Education
  • Center of Excellence in Evidence-based Practice
  • Center of Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics
  • Center of Excellence for Geriatric Scholarship, Training & Faculty Development

Delivery Format

The PMHNP educational program is an online track that may require occasional travel to the Lubbock campus.

Program Length

The Post Master's PMHNP certificate for students without nurse practitioner specialty preparation is completed in up to 29 semester credit hours.

The Post Master's PMHNP certificate for students with current certification in another nurse practitioner specialty is completed in up to 28 semester credit hours.

Program Cost

Current tuition information can be found here or by contacting Student Business Services from 8:30am-4pm CST at (806) 743-7867. Additional school fees applied may vary.

The TTUHSC School of Nursing APRN and MSN programs for master’s degree and post-master's certificates are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). For inquires about accreditation, please contact CCNE at One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530 Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 887-6791 Fax: (202) 887-8476, email