Applications accepted November 1 through February 1

Application Period

  • Applications open November 1.  The next start date is August, 2020.

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 (see below).
    • 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 

Complete the Online Application

  1. Create an account at
  2. Select “Certificate Seeking” application.
  3. Complete personal information and citizenship portions of application.
  4. Select  Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post-Graduate Certificate program application option.
  5. Select application term (ie. Fall 2019).
  6. Save and confirm program choice.
  7. Complete prior education, references (2 required), and supplemental (resume, license information, and program track) sections.
  8. Complete confirmation section and submit application.
  9. Pay $40 application fee.
  10. Submit graduate level transcripts electronically to or by mail to:

Washburn University Admissions
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621

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