Doctor in Nursing Practice / Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
University of Missouri-Columbia

Program Details

Nurses seeking to help those suffering from mental illnesses and diseases will be interested in the DNP in Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree.  This online psychiatric nursing program is designed with working nurses in mind, allowing them to complete their degrees while still meeting personal and professional obligations.  Courses teach students to use evidence based advanced primary mental health care.  You will be able to care for patients of all ages, from children though adulthood, and their families as they seek help in various healthcare settings.  Graduates will be able to:

  • Make decisions independently and interdependently
  • Manage psychotropic medications
  • Deliver psychotherapeutic and psychoeducational interventions

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Missouri-Columbia is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Some campus visits may be required
  • Current unencumbered RN license in the United States

Restricted States

Arizona, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin