Application Period

Applications are accepted year round for the Post-graduate PMHNP Certificate program. Cohorts are filled as applications are received. If the cohort is full for the start date, you may be considered for the following start term.

Upcoming start dates:

  • August 2024
    • Application deadline: May 1, 2024
  • January 2025
    • Application deadline: November 1, 2024
  • August 2025
    • Application deadline: May 1, 2025

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

Visit our State Authorization page to determine if our program is offered in your state.

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
    • No application fee!
  • Official transcript of your MSN sent to the School of Nursing.

Transcripts can be sent to:

Washburn University School of Nursing
Office of Admissions
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 2024).
  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. Submit graduate level transcripts electronically to or by mail to:

Washburn University Admissions
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621

GET IN TOUCH WITH School of Nursing

School of Nursing
Petro Allied Health Center
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621-1117

Phone & Fax
Ph: 785.670.1525
Fax: 785.670.1032

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