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 the diagnosis and management of psychiatric conditions including the provision of psychotherapy and psychotropic medication management.

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 mental health services for patients across the lifespan in a variety of healthcare settings.

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) focus offers the opportunity to earn a Master of Public Health along the way, saving time and streamlining required coursework for the two degrees.

Post-Doctoral Certificate

A practitioner certificate (FNP or PMHNP) option is available for individuals with an earned doctorate.

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.