Doctor of Nursing Practice / Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (BSN to DNP)
Medical University of South Carolina

Program Details

In as little as three or four years nurses with a BSN can earn a DNP in several specializations at the Medical University of South Carolina.  One of these options is the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program online, allowing you to advance your career without stopping your current nursing position.  

This curriculum provides a strong foundation in evidence-based practice for those seeking to become primary mental health care providers for patients of all ages.  You will gain the knowledge and skills needed to diagnose and treat behavioral health and substance use disorders, including prescribing psychotropic medication and providing psychotherapy.  Furthermore, the program’s interprofessional learning allows students to study telemedicine, primary care, substance use disorders, and neuropsychiatric disorders.

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Medical University of South Carolina 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)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Unencumbered, active advanced practice nursing license
  • A current practice in APRN scope where DNP project can be implemented
  • Evidence of national certification in advanced practice specialty
  • Master of Science in Nursing degree from a nationally accredited program

Restricted States

Arizona, Louisiana, Oregon, Washington