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.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Essay/Writing Sample, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV
- 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
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