Program Overview

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner DNP plan of study offers two options for completion, based on your level of degree upon entry. The focus is on differential diagnosis of medical disorders with psychiatric symptoms, and on medication treatment for psychiatric disorders.

Plans of Study

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) DNP degree program is open to registered nurses (RNs) who already hold a bachelor's degree or master’s degree and are interested in providing patients with a wide variety of care, including diagnosing, conducting therapy, prescribing medications for patients who have psychiatric disorders, medical organic brain disorders, or substance abuse problems.

PMHNP DNP FOR NURSES WITH A Bachelor'S DEGREE

  • Delivery format: PMHNP & DNP courses – Hybrid in-person and online format.
  • Time to degree: Four (4) years.

PMHNP DNP FOR NURSES WITH A MASTER'S DEGREE

  • Delivery format: PMHNP & DNP courses – Hybrid in-person and online format.
  • Time to degree: Three (3) years.

Time to degree is an estimate depending upon how many courses are taken in a semester. Course lists are sample curriculum patterns and are subject to change.

State Authorization

Please check our State Authorization Status List for the states and territories from which we can enroll students in specific online degree programs.