Doctor of Nursing Practice / Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Program Details

Nurses with the generalist foundation of a bachelor’s or master’s degree can pursue a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialization with this online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from SUNY Polytechnic. Graduates of the DNP program will be prepared for specialized practice at the highest levels of nursing.

The program combines synchronous and asynchronous online coursework with two onsite residencies, clinical experiences in your local area, and an evidence-based clinical project mentored by a faculty member and clinical preceptor. Students study topics ranging from nursing theory to advanced health assessment and from advanced diagnostics to social policy.

Learning Pace


% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

SUNY Polytechnic Institute is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Includes an onsite orientation and two onsite DNP residencies
  • Must have a bachelor's or master's degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program, including successful completion of a statistics course with grade C or better
  • Must have a current, unrestricted, unencumbered Registered Nurse license in your state
  • Provide evidence of one year or more (2,000 hours) of work experience as a professional nurse