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 August start date, you may be considered for the following start term.
Start Date Application Window
August 2022 July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022
August 2023 July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023
August 2024 July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024

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
    • 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 2022).
  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

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