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Yale School of Nursing

Online MSN in Psychiatric-Mental Health

Online MSN Cohort #1

Answer the call:
Become a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

Designed for aspiring nurse practitioners who seek a fulfilling career while addressing the growing need for mental health services, the Online Master of Science in Nursing Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program offers a Yale education wherever you are.

Online Flexibility

Yale Excellence

Yale's online Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner program delivers unparalleled excellence in education, equipping aspiring professionals with the advanced skills and knowledge to excel in mental health care. With a curriculum rooted in Yale's 100-year legacy of academic rigor and clinical expertise, students gain access to world-class faculty, innovative coursework, and immersive clinical experiences.

Online MSN Immersion


Projected employment growth of nurse practitioners from 2022-2032

(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022)

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Median total income for full-time PMHNP Nurse Practitioners in the US

(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022)



Ranked psychiatric nurse practitioner program in the U.S.

(U.S. News & World Report, 2023-2024)

Just the basics:

Who is eligible?

Applicants to the Online Master of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, have graduated from a school of nursing approved by the licensing board of the state in which it is located, and hold an active Registered Nurse (RN) license. The online PMHNP program is currently not being offered to students residing in New York, Tennessee, or foreign countries.

How do I apply?

All applicants to the online Master of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner must submit an application via NursingCAS, the centralized application service for nursing schools and programs. You'll need to submit an application, official transcripts from all institutions you've attended, a personal statement, resume/CV, and 3 letters of recommendation. For a complete list of requirements and deadlines, please visit the How to Apply page.

How much does it cost?

Tuition for the online Master of Science in Nursing Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialty is currently $2,001 per credit hour. The program requires 52.5 credits to complete. For a comprehensive breakdown, visit the tuition and fees page.

Do I ever come to campus?

Students attend three in-person immersions (one per year) on the YSN West Campus in Orange, CT.

How do clinicals work?

Your 802.5 hours of clinical experience are balanced across populations and settings during your second and third year in the program. Accessibility to clinical sites varies from state to state and a means of transportation will be required. There may be instances where students may need to travel to their clinical experience. Clinical practice experiences will take place in a variety of health care settings and systems including, but not limited to: community mental health centers, integrated psychiatric and primary care, acute and long-term care settings, etc. 

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