Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

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Provide psychiatric mental health care across the lifespan

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses in the primary, secondary, and tertiary care of individuals across the lifespan, as well as  families experiencing psychiatric-mental health disorders.

The curriculum assists students in developing skills necessary to foster positive health outcomes through the practice of promotion, prevention, and self-care. Educational experiences include: assessing physical and mental health conditions, diagnosing psychiatric disorders, and prescribing and performing therapeutic and corrective interventions.

Completion of the program enables graduates to be licensed and eligible for national certification (ANCC and AANP) as a PMHNP and practice in various settings.


Molloy University ANCC 2022 first time candidate pass rate for PMHNP - 90.47%


If interested, Molloy also offers a Post Baccalaureate in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing (DNP) Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Pathway. Post Baccalaureate Degree to DNP


Learn more about our Masters in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program!

  • Required Courses

    Courses - 9 Credits

    • NUR 5051 Theoretical Applications in Transformative Leadership – 3 credits
    • NUR 5052 Reflective Practice and Advocacy – 3 credits
    • NUR 5053 Research and Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing – 3 credits


    Advanced Practice Core Courses - 12 Credits

    • NUR 5240 Advanced Pathophysiology – 3 credits
    • NUR 5730 Pharmacotherapeutics – 3 credits
    • NUR 5722 FNP/PMHNP Advanced Physical Assessment (45 clinical/lab hours) – 3 credits
    • NUR 5831 Role of Nurse Practitioner – 3 credits 


    PMHNP Program Courses - 15 Credits

    • NUR 5510 PMHNP: Practicum in Primary Care I (165 clinical hours) – 2 credits
    • NUR 5520 PMHNP: Practicum in Primary Care II (165 clinical hours) – 2 credits
    • NUR 5530 PMHNP: Practicum in Primary Care III (165 clinical hours) – 2 credits   
    • NUR 5920 PMHNP: Theoretical Foundations (60 clinical hours) – 3 credits
    • NUR 5931 PMHNP: Diagnostics and Therapeutics I – 2 credits
    • NUR 5941 PMHNP: Diagnostics and Therapeutics II – 2 credits
    • NUR 5951 PMHNP: Diagnostics and Therapeutics III – 2 credits 


    Elective Courses – 6 Credits

    Total Credit – 42

  • Catalog Course Descriptions

    For more information and course descriptions visit our Graduate Course Catalog.

    Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Post Baccalaureate Degree to DNP Pathway

    Designed for working nurses looking to advance their careers, the post-baccalaureate to DNP pathway is a 5 year part time program where you will receive an advanced practice certification and registration as a nurse practitioner and obtain your DNP Degree.

    Post Baccalaureate Degree to DNP
  • Post-Masters Advanced Certificate Program

    Already have your nursing masters? Further advance your career with a post-masters certificate. Molloy offers programs in nursing administration with informatics, adult gerontology clinical nurse specialist, pediatric nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner primary care, adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner, adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner and nursing education.

    Post Masters Advanced Certificate Program - PMHNP