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The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program has been developed to address a growing demand from advanced practice nurses for programming that enables them to obtain a DNP and an additional national certification as a nurse practitioner in psychiatric mental health. This Post-Master's Psychiatric Mental Health DNP program is targeted to licensed, registered nurses with an APRN MSN who wish to gain new skills and knowledge for board certification to provide psychiatric care services as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.
Learn advanced diagnostics and practice skills in psychiatric mental health.
Incorporate emerging care technologies into practice.
Prepare for a career in a growing and in demand field.
Full-time students complete in 7 semesters.
This course provides the opportunity to gain knowledge of the management of mental health conditions across the lifespan, including child, adolescent, adult and older adult. Disparities across populations will be a component of the course. Culturally-centered, collaborative care will be emphasized in the preventive care and management of mental health disorders.
This course focuses on four integrative concepts including leadership, advocacy, practice, and translational research. Issues related to planning and providing care related to disparity and issues for vulnerable and underserved populations will be highlighted. The role of epidemiology will be explored.
This course provides the history and current methods of psychotherapy as well as current methods of diagnosis of mental health disorders and differential diagnosis. Knowledge will be applied across the lifespan including: adult, child, adolescent, older adults and special populations.
Students entering the Doctor of Nursing Practice program in Psychiatric Mental Health DNP should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
In addition to meeting University requirements, applicants must meet the admission criteria below.
Current, unencumbered license as a registered nurse (RN)
Master's degree in nursing or a related field from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum of 3.0 grade point
Baccalaureate degree in nursing or related field from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average
Three letters of recommendation, with at least one from a former faculty member and at least two from former employers
A 500-700 word essay that should speak specifically to the concentration area to which you are applying
GRE is required for the DNP Anesthesia Program but may be waived with a baccalaureate GPA of 3.5 or higher; waiver requires approval of the program director.
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.
Carolyn Rutledge PhD, FNP-BC
169D VA BEACH HIGHER ED CENTER 1881 UNIVERSITY DRIVE, VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, 23453
1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529
2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529