An Asian PMHNP providing education to an elderly female patient in a break room setting.


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Applications accepted November 1 through February 1.

Application Period

  • Applications are now closed for the Fall 2018 term.
  • The next start date is August, 2019.

Admission Criteria

  • Graduate from an accredited MSN program.
  • For tracks 1 & 2: Current licensure to practice as a Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatric CNS.

State Authorization

To Apply for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Practitioner Program, you will need

  • A completed online graduate application to Washburn University and the School of Nursing.
    • Reference information (2) from current or past employers, faculty, or professional peers.
    • License information
    • Program track selected
    • Resume
  • Official transcript of your MSN sent to the School of Nursing.

Complete the online applications and mail remaining application materials in one envelope or e-mail to:

Washburn University School of Nursing
PMHNP Program
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621 

Questions or Concerns?
Dr. Brenda Patzel

We're here to help throughout the process via email, phone, and text. Contact Dr. Patzel at 785-670-1532 by email: