Master of Science in Nursing – Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Program Type: Major
Program Level: Graduate
Department: Master of Science in Nursing - Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner


Caring for Patients and People

As a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, you’ll be a clinical expert providing mental health care to individuals, families, groups, and communities. You’ll be trained to use an evidence-based approach to diagnose and treat a variety of mental health conditions through the provision of pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy. The focus of Mount Marty’s PMHNP program is to provide the academic knowledge and clinical skills necessary to provide mental health promotion, disease prevention, assessment, and management of psychiatric illness. You’ll learn to not only provide advanced patient care but to also care for your patients with compassion, understanding, and a spirit of service—as part of our Catholic Benedictine values. And clinical experiences in rural and underserved settings mean you’ll be able to provide primary care to those who need it most. 


The mission of the Mount Marty College Nursing Programs is to provide students with an integrated education in a Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts setting and to promote personal character development, holistic professional nursing expertise, and community service involvement. 

  • Skills you’ll use. After completing the six-semester accredited program, you’ll be eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification examination to gain licensure as a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner.
  • Convenient online and face-to- face courses. Coursework is both online and on campus. Most students enroll in the program while still working in their field.

The Mount Marty College MSN Program is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education through December 31, 2020.  The master's degree in nursing and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Mount Marty College, Incorporated is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530 Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791; (



Dr. Diane L. Smith
Chief Nurse Administrator and Assistant Professor of Nursing
Phone: 605-668-1437
Building: Bede Hall 
Room: BEDE-228



Ashlyn Johnson
Assistant Professor of Nursing and Interim PMHNP Track Coordinator
Phone: 513-266-4474
Room: NA



Pam Van Meeteren

PMHNP Program Specialist

Phone: 605-668-1435

Mary Holzwarth
Nursing Division Office Manager
Phone: 605-668-1511
Building: Bede Hall 
Room: BEDE-207




Our Master of Science in Nursing – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Mount Marty College are accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNEACCREDITATION.ORG). 

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

655 K Street NW

Suite 750

Washington, DC 20001


Click here for a list of tuition and fees for the MSN-Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program.

Please contact the Business Office at (605) 668-1575 with questions or for more information.