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

Program Details

The University of Arizona offers an online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with multiple concentration options. The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialization prepares nurses to focus on the mind-body connection for patients with mental healthcare needs.

In this program, students learn the modalities to diagnose and treat depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, social disorders, and more. PMHNPs can work with patients in either short-term or long-term situations to diagnose and create treatment plans. Graduates are eligible to pursue nurse practitioner certification.

Some of the topics covered in this online Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program include:

  • Behavioral health therapy across the lifespan
  • Advanced psychiatric mental health nursing
  • Interprofessional collaboration in healthcare teams
  • Advanced practice nursing issues in the care of older adults

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Requires 3 on-campus intensives
  • Must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Must have RN licensure

Restricted States

Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, US Territories