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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, DNP

Program Overview

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program is open to registered nurses who already hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and are interested in providing mental health services for patients across the lifespan in a variety of healthcare settings. The focus is on the diagnosis and management of psychiatric conditions including the provision of psychotherapy and psychotropic medication management.

Program Delivery

Hybrid Instruction

Through direct instruction by faculty members we ensure a robust learning experience by combining in-person attendance along with online instruction. We are committed to accessible education for the working professional and continue to develop our program to ensure a quality learning and interactive experience between faculty and students.

Teaching Weekend Schedule

You attend teaching weekends Friday (8 a.m. – 9 p.m.) and Saturday (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.). In-person requirements for courses will be confirmed by faculty.

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Clinical/Practicum Hours

PMHNP students complete approximately 1,000–1,200 clinical hours throughout the program. The number of hours varies depending on which plan of study students choose to pursue.

Upon completion of the program, you will have completed the required coursework and clinical hours to meet the AACN Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice.

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.