Binghamton University (S.U.N.Y.)

Decker School of Nursing

Nursing - Family Psychiatric Mental Health


PO Box 6000

Binghamton, NY 13902

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MS, Post Master's Certificate - this certificate is considered a "stand-alone" which means that it is open to students who are not currently matriculated at Binghamton University., DNP

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Graduates of the program in psychiatric mental health nursing are prepared to provide comprehensive, client-centered mental health care to individuals, families and groups across the lifespan. Students acquire in-depth knowledge in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illness, as well as the promotion of mental health. Students may select a functional role preparation as a family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, nurse educator, or nurse administrator. Nurses who have a master of science degree in nursing may enroll in the post-master's psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner certificate program. Students may choose an MS program that leads to Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification, or an MS program that does not lead to a certification.


Binghamton University - SUNY is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The undergraduate and graduate nursing programs in the Decker School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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