The Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) specialty of the online Doctor of Nursing Practice program prepares nurses for advanced practice focusing on mental health issues. Students learn about best practices in research and health care quality improvement. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification exam.
The curriculum focuses on four core PMHNP competencies:
- Advanced health assessment
- Medication management
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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)
Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)
- Program requires twice-per-year mandatory on-campus weeklong residencies.
- Applicants should have a bachelor's degree in nursing and current, unencumbered RN license.
- A prerequisite statistics course is required.
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