The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) track is a post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at the University of North Florida. This program is designed for those who already possess, at a minimum, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), are licensed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), and hold national certification as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) and wish to obtain their DNP and become certified as a PMHNP. This program requires 53 credits and 630 clinical hours. The PMHNP program is designed to include education and preparation that will assist the student to acquire the advanced knowledge and clinical skills to provide best practices and comprehensive care to clients across the lifespan. The clinical component of this program will focus on the mental health care needs of individuals and families whether in outpatient, inpatient, or private practice settings.
Objectives for the program are based on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) essentials for Doctoral Education for Advanced Practice (2006). The program objectives build upon those for the masters in nursing program. The objectives (graduate learning outcomes) for the DNP program state that upon completion of the program the graduate will be able to:
The program currently offers online studies in this degree track with courses following the traditional full-length semesters. Full- and part-time enrollment options are available; the below program-of-study outlines the full-time enrollment option, which is also available here. Click here for the part-time enrollment option. Questions regarding admission to this track should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org; questions regarding the track's layout and content should be directed to email@example.com.
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