Online M.S.N. in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Be the Lifeline for Those Who Are Struggling Mentally

Learn to Become a Strong, Ethical Leader

Prepare to assess, diagnose and treat individuals and families for psychiatric disorders as their primary provider throughout their lifespan. The online M.S.N. in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (P.M.H.N.P.) program from Seton Hall University delivers an immersive experience and quality education, enabling you to help underserved populations with their mental health challenges as you fill a critical healthcare need in the United States.

As a sign of our quality curriculum, Seton Hall’s College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Additionally, U.S. News & World Report ranked Seton Hall No. 15 in the “Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs” category1 and No. 66 on its list of the “Best Nursing Schools” offering master’s degrees.2

Seton Hall’s online programs offer an intellectually challenging environment, real-world experiences and a culture of optimism. Our distinguished faculty members empower aspiring leaders whose personal ambition aligns with a commitment to civic good.

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Prepare to Achieve Excellence in Patient Care

While seeking your M.S.N., P.M.H.N.P. degree online with Seton Hall, you will study critical information and evidence-based practices while gaining hands-experience during clinicals led by expert faculty. The program offers career resources and network connections for entering the field ready to address the current nurse practitioner shortage. The specialization courses explore these and other topics:

Advanced Professional Role Enactment

Explore the societal, economic and politico-legal developments affecting the acceptance and utilization of advanced practice nursing roles.

Physical and Psychiatric Assessment

Develop advanced comprehensive and integrated assessment skills for making clinical decisions in the advanced nursing role.

Non-Pharmacologic Interventions

Learn individual, family and group therapeutic techniques for caring for patients with psychiatric/mental health disorders across the lifespan.

High-Quality Instruction in an Online Format

With Seton Hall’s online programs, you can learn from the same award-winning faculty as students on campus, only in a flexible format. We provide support through a range of services as you study online, including advising, library resources and career guidance. You can complete the courses using the device you prefer, whether it’s your computer, tablet or smartphone. Plus, collaborate with your classmates through online posts and chats.

Meet the Need for Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioners

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services estimates there are 6,488 health professional shortage areas in the mental health field, and employers need more than 7,935 practitioners to overcome this challenge.3 Through this program, you can gain credentials to meet this urgent need, graduating prepared to sit for ANCC’s Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing board certification.

Impressive Nurse Practitioner Statistics

  1. Nurse practitioner is the fastest-growing job in the U.S.4
  2. N.P. employment growth from 2021 to 2031: 46%4
  3. Full-time P.M.H.N.P., total pay: $137,000 per year5
  4. New Jersey ranks No. 2 for nurse practitioner salaries6

About Seton Hall University

As one of the country’s leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall has been developing students in mind, heart and spirit since 1856. Home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Seton Hall offers more than 90 academic programs that prepare graduates to be exemplary servant leaders and global citizens.

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  1. U.S. News & World Report. “Best Online Programs: Seton Hall University.” Retrieved November 15, 2022, from
  2. U.S. News & World Report. “2023 Best Nursing Schools: Master’s.” Retrieved November 30, 2022, from
  3. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Health Resources & Services Administration. “Health Workforce Shortage Areas.” Retrieved November 15, 2022, from
  4. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Fastest Growing Occupations.” Retrieved November 15, 2022, from
  5. American Association of Nurse Practitioners. “Are You Considering a Career as Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner?” Retrieved November 15, 2022, from
  6. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021: 29-1171 Nurse Practitioners.” Retrieved November 15, 2022, from