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:
- Psychiatric mental health management
- Health assessment
- Evidence-based practice
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Criminal Background Check, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV
- 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