Doctor of Nursing Practice / Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (BSN to DNP)
Gardner-Webb University

Program Details

Experienced nurses learn how to grow into patient care leadership and expert specialty roles with the online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialty allows nurse practitioners to promote and facilitate mental health for patients of all ages.

Gardner-Webb University provides a Christian viewpoint for improving healthcare outcomes through evidence-based practice. Students can complete a practicum experience in their local community. Coursework for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program online focuses on scholarship, appreciative inquiry, theory, and professional role development.

Students will study topics including:

  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychiatric mental health management
  • Health assessment
  • Evidence-based practice

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Gardner-Webb University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Criminal Background Check, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • A bachelor's degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution with a nationally accredited program is preferred. Applicants with a bachelor's degree in another field may be accepted by meeting additional requirements.
  • Must have a current, unrestricted RN license.
  • Two years of full-time active RN practice in the last three years required with a Statement of Description of Work Experience

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