Doctor in Nursing Practice / Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (BSN to DNP)
University of Missouri-St Louis

Program Details

The online DNP / Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program offers nurses a clinical specialty in serving individuals, families, and groups at risk for or diagnosed with psychiatric disorders. Nurses gain advanced skills in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of mental health issues. 

Students in this online Doctor of Nursing Practice program gain advanced competencies in health policy, organizational leadership and management, and clinical expertise with a focus on evidence-based practice. PMHNPs provide primary mental health care through relationship-based comprehensive services. Graduates of this online Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program can use their skills to translate clinical research into improved health outcomes for individuals, families, and communities.

Coursework incorporates a variety of healthcare topics, including:

  • Foundations of psychiatric mental health
  • Social determinants of health for underserved populations
  • Clinical diagnostics
  • Health assessment for advanced nursing practice

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Missouri-St Louis is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Requires an on-campus intensive experience
  • Must have a BSN from a nationally accredited nursing program, including an undergraduate general statistics course
  • Must have current professional licensure