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A modern master’s degree

Our accessible academics are offered fully online.

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Flexible class scheduling fit for your future

Complete the PMHNP program in as few as seven semesters, part-time.

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A compelling PMHNP curriculum

From crisis intervention to case management, you will train for success.

Accelerate your career as an advanced practice registered nurse

Master your education in mental health and make your dreams of becoming a psychiatric-nurse practitioner possible. Teach patients how to positively handle stress while promoting healthy life choices. Learn to holistically care for patients’ well-being across the life span, and lead the way to a rewarding career that will continually influence and improve communities.

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Raquel Campbell, BSN, RN
PMHNP Student

“As a busy parent of three children, Goodwin allowed me to pursue my master’s degree while also working full-time. The online format is easy to use, and the faculty are compassionate and helpful.”

Count on a compelling PMHNP curriculum

Our engaging 50-credit PMHNP program covers administering therapy, diagnosing patients, evaluating treatment plans, prescribing medication, professional roles, research, standard mental healthcare policy and politics, and mental health treatment to specific patient populations. Through a combination of psychosocial and physical coursework, our curriculum will provide 600 hours of collaborative clinical training and an action-oriented capstone course where you will begin to make an impact in the mental health community.

Coursework includes:

NUR 520 Neuropsychopharmacology
NUR 655 Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Mental Health Disorders
NUR 675 PMHNP II: Advance Practice Health Care for Children and Older Adults
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Invest in your future

Our tuition for the PMHNP program is competitive with other private non-profit colleges in CT, and we break it down for you so you know exactly what you’ll pay before you start classes. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Students entering the PMHNP program must meet all program admissions requirements.

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Overcome obstacles and achieve your dreams

Whether you’re in the office, outside, on the couch, or on-the-go, at Goodwin, you can customize your coursework and focus on your future through our innovative virtual learning platform. Aside from two on-campus immersion weekends and clinical practice, our program is entirely online. The next step in your career is just a click away.

Discover comprehensive supports

At Goodwin, our professors provide mentorship, push for excellence, and will make a memorable mark on your mental health nurse practitioner career.

Our Academic Success Center provides free tutoring and there are dedicated graduate librarians to help meet your master’s degree needs.

Our Student Affairs office creates a campus community by offering personal, social, and intellectual experiences that inspire, and our Career Services team supports the field placement of students post-graduation.

Download your very own APRN - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Guide!

We’ve prepared a special guide just for you.

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Take your next steps to becoming a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner today!

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Apply by August 14, 2023 for a fall 2023 class start!