Psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner (across the lifespan)

Doctor of nursing practice University of Missouri
Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.
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Overview

A doctorate in nursing practice from MU can help you advance your career in psychiatry and mental health. If you want to deliver advanced primary mental health care to children, adolescents and their families, this program could be for you.

Graduates will be eligible for advanced practice nurse certification as a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Quick facts

Official name

Doctor of nursing practice with an emphasis in psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner (across the lifespan)

Campus

University of Missouri

Program type

Doctorate

Academic home

Sinclair School of Nursing

Delivery mode

Blended, some campus visits required

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Credit hours

72

Estimated cost

$39,271.20

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.

Career prospects

Potential careers

  • Mental health care provider
  • Mental health care services coordinator
  • Institutional mental health care consultant
  • Clinical instructor
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook. Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners
31%
Employment growth
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook. Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners
$104,740
Median salary

Program structure

Delivery of this program is blended: You will complete most course work online, but an on-campus visit is required for five days during the summer before course work begins for orientation to the DNP program. Additional campus visits will be required throughout the program.

Courses are semester-based. How long it takes to complete the program depends on your academic progress so far. If you already have a master’s degree, you can study part time and complete the program in three years. If you have a bachelor’s degree and want to study part time, the program is more likely to take you five or six years.

Course work includes

  • Diagnostics and psychopharmacology
  • Pediatric mental health assessment and management
  • Brief individual psychotherapy, group therapy and social skills training
  • Mental health intervention for families
  • Ethics and sociocultural issues
  • Physical assessment and diagnostic reasoning

Delivery

Blended, some campus visits required

Calendar system

Semester-based

Typical program length

3 years

Typical course load

Part time

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Accreditation

The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The DNP at the Sinclair School is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Sinclair School of Nursing