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


Program Overview

The post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice Psych-Mental Health Nursing Practice (DNP PMHNP) program at the University of North Florida is designed as a program for those who already possess, at a minimum, a MS in Nursing, and are licensed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) and nationally certified as a Nurse Practitioner who wish to obtain their DNP and become certified as PMHNP.


This program is fully online, with PMHNP clinical precepted hours done in the student's community.


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Application Information

Admission related questions? Contact Dr. Beth Dibble at


Curriculum related questions? Contact Dr. Helene Vossos, Program Director, at


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Application Requirement Information

International Applicant Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . February 1

Admits for fall term only.


School of Nursing Important Dates


The following must be submitted by the posted deadline. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been cancelled, the applicant will be required to apply for the next available term, or as a graduate non-degree seeking applicant (limitations apply).

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
  • All of the below university and program requirements

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.
  • Official transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended.

Program requirements:

  • Resume or curriculum vitae
    • Nursing roles/experiences
  • Professional licensure
    • Applicant should be active as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in your state of practice
    • Copy of actual license is required

  • Certification
    • Active national certification as a nurse practitioner
    • Copy of actual certificate showing expiration date is required
  • Masters degree in Nursing (MSN) from a regionally accredited institution
    • Program accreditation by the CCNE or ACEN (formerly NLNAC)
    • Minimum graduate GPA of 3.30

Important Note:  The resume, professional licensure, and certification should be updated with each new application unless prior submitted documents have been approved for use by the nursing admissions team.


Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Helene Vossos

Assistant Professor

Dr. Beth Dibble

Assistant Director for Admissions, Nursing Programs

Emily Schroder

Online Program Coordinator