Post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice in Psych-Mental Health

Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Helene Vossos

Dr. Beth Dibble

Assistant Director for Admissions, Nursing Programs

Ms. Meghan Niemczyk, MPH

Assistant Director, Advanced Nursing Practice


Application Information
Special note: For all admission related questions please contact Dr. Beth Dibble, . For all programmatic related questions please contact Meghan Niemczyk, .
Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . June 1

The program only admits students for fall terms.

School of Nursing Important Dates

Admission Requirements
University requirements:
  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent from a foreign institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.


Additional program requirements:


  • Masters degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution and program accredited by the CCNE or ACEN (formerly NLNAC)


  • Minimum graduate GPA of 3.30


  • Active national certification as a nurse practitioner (copy of actual certification is required)


  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse or advanced practice registered nurse in the candidate's state of practice (copy of actual licensure is required)


  • Current resume or curriculum vitae


  • Two (2) letters of reference, preferably one professional and one academic, which address clinical skills and academic ability



Important Note: Supplemental items such as licensure, resume, letter of recommendation, enrollment selection form (if applicable) and certifications should be updated with each new application unless prior submitted documents have been approved for use by the nursing admissions team.

Click here to learn how to add/change your references

Click here for instructions on how to submit your certification, nursing license and resume/CV


Program Overview
The post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice PMHNP program at the University of North Florida is designed as a program for those who already possess, at a minimum, a Master of Science in Nursing and are certified as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse who wish to obtain their DNP and become certified as PMHNP.
Special Notes about the Program
This program is designed to be offered online with visits on campus once per semester.


Total Program
Credit Hours
Approximate Enrollment