Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program

Admission Criteria

  • BSN degree from an approved, accredited school*
  • Current California RN licensure
  • One year of clinical experience preferred
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic statistics course
  • Basic nutrition course
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Completion of the University Application for the Master of Science in Nurisng (MSN) Program
  • One official transcript from each college or university attended
  • Three professional recommendations
  • GRE general test is recommended but not required
  • Resume
  • Interview
  • Current baccalaureate level physiology and health assessment knowledge/skills
  • Evidence of specified immunizations and screening tests, a report of recent physical examination, and BLS certification if admitted into the program
  • International applicants must meet additional requirements for admission

*Applicants without a BSN must have an ADN or Diploma in Nursing from an approved, accredited program and a baccalaureate degree in a related field. In addition, they must take MEPN 533 and MEPN 547.

The priority application deadline is March 1. All materials must be received by the priority deadlines to receive priority consideration.