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Doctor of Nursing Practice, DNP (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Concentration)

Provide Mental Health Care to Patients Across the Lifespan
  • ANCC

    Graduates Will Be Eligible To Take The American Nurses Credentialing Center Certification Exam For Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners

  • 70

    Credit Hour Program That Can Be Completed In As Few As Eight Semesters

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Program Overview
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Upon completion of the DNP curriculum, the new graduate will be able to Integrate science from nursing and other disciplines to identify, develop, and evaluate practice change initiatives that improve individual and population health

Demonstrate leadership within health care systems to adopt strategies to improve quality and safety

Incorporate knowledge of evidence-based practice into advanced decision-making through the evaluation and translation of evidence into practice

Analyze, apply and integrate appropriate information and technology that will improve and transform care at the individual and population level

Critically analyze health policy to develop and implement health care reform that advocates for social justice and equity

Graduates find career in:

Improve or support the mental and physical well-being of people with mental health or behavioral conditions. (Source)

Work collaboratively across disciplines and treatment settings with designated medical teams—and other community resources—to help coordinate the full spectrum of patient care. (Source)

Perform nursing assessments for Mental Health and medical concerns; processes admissions and discharges ensuring continuity of care and meeting all patient needs. (Source)

Monitor and assess a patient's treatment strategy and recovery process, evaluating the strengths and weaknesses.

Assess, diagnose, and treat individuals and families with mental health or substance use disorders or the potential for such disorders. (Source)

Develop a meaningful therapeutic relationship based on trust, acceptance and understanding, provide specialist care while empowering the young person to identify effective means of managing their own thoughts and feelings. (Source)