Doctor of Nursing Practice / Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Rush University

Program Details

The DNP Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree from Rush University is an online psychiatric nursing program.  This degree prepares students to function autonomously in clinical settings, serving as the primary mental health care provider for patients.  This is a very lucrative field that is always in need of more professionals since there are not enough graduates to fill the available positions.  

In this psychiatric nurse practitioner degree students study the behavioral and biological disciplines and apply this knowledge and the skills learned to treating psychiatric disorders.  You will learn to care for individuals, families, and groups of all ages and with all types of mental illnesses and diseases.  Using evidence-based practice, students learn to work both independently and collaboratively with other members of the health care team to provide comprehensive health care treatment and ensuring the best possible outcomes for patients.  

This program also provides a BSN to DNP path for RNs with just a bachelor's degree to earn their DNP.

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Rush University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

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, Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Requires minimum completion of an accredited BSN degree
  • Must have an RN license in the United States
  • On campus requirements include at least one 1-2 day visit(s), along with an optional on-campus orientation and final presentation.

Restricted States

Louisiana, New York, Tennessee