College of Nursing

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner major is a two-year, full-time program with part-time options. The curriculum is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses to care for families in a wide variety of community and hospital-based psychiatric settings. The curriculum includes a minimum of 600 contact hours for clinical practice and selected laboratory experiences.

 Admission Requirements: 

  • Baccalaureate from an accredited college/university. Degree in nursing from a school that is accredited by a nationally recognized body for nursing education accreditation.
  •  Overall grade point average of 3.0 in undergraduate work.
  •  Submission of official transcripts from all academic institutions attended, one of which must state the baccalaureate earned.
  • Active, unrestricted, unencumbered, Ohio RN License.
  •  Personal statement  describing career goals, future plans for employment, and expectations for graduate study.
  •  Current resume or CV.
  •  Three recommendations completed by professional sources (Master's in Nursing preferred).
  •  Computer competency that includes word processing skills and ability to communicate electronically.
  •  The Graduate Record Examination (General Subject GRE) and TOEFL* are required for international applicants. *Minimum required test scores:   
  •  An interview, if requested. 
  •  Completion of an undergraduate statistics course recommended.
  •  Students are required to authorize The University of Toledo to obtain criminal record checks (i.e. BCII & FBI) and are responsible for fingerprinting expenses. Students must declare and document misdemeanor and/or felony offenses that occur prior to admission to the nursing program and/or during program progression. In compliance with Ohio Revised Code 4723-7, convictions will result in denial of admission to the program or dismissal after matriculation.
  •  Admission is competitive.
  • Applications are completed through NursingCAS: and by submitting a nursing supplemental application to the University of Toledo:


Semester I-Fall 

Course # Course Title Credit
NURS 5400 Theoretical & Ethical Foundations of Nursing  3
NURS 5680 Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology  3
NURS 5740 Advanced Health Assessment (4 lab hours/week) 4
INDI 6000 Introduction to Biostatistical Methods  3
Semester II-Spring

Course # Course Title Credit
NURS 5690 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics  3
NURS 5910 Advanced Nursing Research  3
NURS 5530 Public Policy & Health Care  3
NURS 5190 Advanced Interpersonal Interventions (4 lab hours/week) 3
Semester III-Spring

Course # Course Title  Credit
NURS 5610 Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical I (180 clinical hours) 7
Semester IV-Fall 

Course # Course Title  Credit
NURS 5500 Family & Cultural Diversity Theories  3
NURS 6140 Advanced Practice Nurse: Roles & Issues  2
NURS 5620 Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical II (180 clinical hours) 7
Semester V-Spring 

Course # Course Title  Credit
NURS 5630  Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical III (270 clinical hours) 9
CAPSTONE Field Experience, Thesis or Comprehensive Exam  3

Total Semester Hours 



Last Updated: 8/21/18