500x330_DNP_DNP_Nurse PractitionerPsychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners represent one of the most in-demand nursing specialties today. The PMHNP program will increase the number of psychiatric nurse practitioners who are prepared at the Doctor of Nursing Practice level to practice and address growing mental health needs.

The PMHNP option will build on the DNP core curriculum.  Graduates will be prepared to provide individualized patient care and to address population-based mental health needs. Psychiatric nursing coursework includes psychiatric assessment and symptom management; psychopharmacology; individual, group, and family therapy.

To further address the PMHNP shortage, a Post-APRN and Post-master's certificate for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner has been added to the UST DNP program. The Post-APRN certificate is for nurses currently educated and recognized as nurse practitioners who wish to add recognition in the Psychiatric Mental Health specialty. The Post-master's certificate is designed for nurses with a masters or doctoral degree in nursing who are not nurse practitioners but wish to be prepared in the Psychiatric Mental Health specialty.

Upon completion of the post-graduate certificate option, students are eligible to sit for ANCC Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Across the Lifespan) Certification (PMHNP-BC™) or the Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification (PMHNP-BC).

If you want to advance your nursing career and increase your earning potential, data shows that a graduate degree in nursing will help you advance. Nurse Practitioners with a doctorate degree have access to more career options and higher salaries.

Claudine Dufrene, Ph.D., RN-BC, GNP-BC, CNE, Associate Professor; Interim Dean, Peavy School of Nursing; Professor; and Sr. Martina Casey Endowed Chair in Nursing; and Cullen Trust for Higher Education Endowed Chair in Nursing

Lucindra Campbell-Law, PhD, APRN, ANP, PMHNP, BC, Professor; Division Dean, Graduate Programs; and PMHNP Program Director; and Cullen Trust for Healthcare Endowed Chair in Nursing

Michael E. Sullivan, DBe, RN, FACHE, Associate Professor; Graduate Program Director; and Title V Project Director

Claudine Dufrene, Ph.D., RN-BC, GNP-BC, CNE, Associate Professor; Interim Dean, Peavy School of Nursing; Professor; and Sr. Martina Casey Endowed Chair in Nursing; and Cullen Trust for Higher Education Endowed Chair in Nursing

Lucindra Campbell-Law, PhD, APRN, ANP, PMHNP, BC, Professor; Division Dean, Graduate Programs; and PMHNP Program Director; and Cullen Trust for Healthcare Endowed Chair in Nursing

Kristina L. Leyden, Ph.D., MSN, FNP-BC, Associate Professor;
Director, BSN Program; Co-Director NIGP Grant; and Archbishop Joseph Fiorenza Endowed Chair in Nursing

Deborah Klesel, RN, PhD, Assistant Professor; Director, ABSN Program

Vanessa Arline, MSN/Ed, RN, MSRN-BC, Assistant Professor

Lauren Delumpa, MSN, RN, FNP-C, Assistant Professor

Jill Laughlin, DNP, PNP-BC, PMHS-BC, PMHNP-BC, Assistant Professor

Majmundar, Priya, RN, MSN, Assistant Professor

Karen O’Brien, Ph.D., RN, ACNP-BC,  Associate Professor

Mayra Paredes, MSN, RN, Assistant Professor

Katherine Simpson, MSN, APRN-C, CVRN-II, CNRN, LNC, Assistant Professor

Michael E. Sullivan, DBe, RN, FACHE, Associate Professor; Graduate Program Director; and Title V Project Director

Terese Verklan, PhD, CCNS, RNC, FAAN, Assistant Professor

Mary Anne Vincent, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor

Phyllis Waters, Ph.D., RN Professor; Carol and Peavy Endowed Chair in Nursing

Requirements Disclaimer:
This is an online program and international students cannot maintain or obtain F-1 student visa or status or I-20 form through this program.

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of St. Thomas is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

The master's degree program in nursing and post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of St. Thomas is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.