Jul 03, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Nursing, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Concentration M.S.N.


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Each year 1 in 4 in the United States people will experience mental illness.  Those who receive mental health services report improvements in both symptoms and in quality of life, but an alarming number of both children and adults are not receiving this care.  There is a growing shortage of mental health providers nationwide and the need for adequate mental health services presents an opportunity for nurses to expand their practice to meet this need.

To address the increasing demand for mental services and providers throughout our state, nation and region, we are offering a Master of Science in Nursing – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner concentration.  This concentration prepares graduates to promote mental health and to diagnose and treat mental illnesses in a variety of settings.  This degree qualifies graduates to test for certification in this specialty and to then pursue licensure in their respective states as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse.

Degree Requirements


  • Follow the Graduate School Grading System as published in the TTU Graduate School Catalog. (NOTE: only grades of A, B, and S are considered satisfactory at the graduate nursing level.)
  • Required GPA: A graduate nursing student is required to maintain a cumulative grade average of at least B (3.0) on all courses taken for degree purposes. Credit toward a degree objective will be granted for any graduate course in which a grade of A, B, or S is assigned; however, not more than six (6) hours of credit below a B grade will be allowed. If a grade of D, U, F, WF, or NF is assigned in a nursing degree-related course, the course must be repeated; and both the original grade and the grade for the repeat will be counted in the cumulative average. A nursing course may be repeated only one (1) time and no more than two (2) nursing courses may be repeated.

ADN or Diploma Graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in another Discipline Accelerated Option


The following pathway is provided allowing a registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree in another field to complete their Master’s in Nursing degree:

BSN to MSN Degree Requirements


  • MSN Core Courses: 14 hours
  • Advance Practice Courses: 10 hours
  • Required Concentration Courses: 21 hours
  • Total: 45 hours

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Concentration


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