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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 certified as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse who wish to obtain their DNP and become certified as PMHNP.


This program is designed to be offered online with visits on campus once per semester.


Online Information Session


Application Information

Admission related questions? Contact Dr. Beth Dibble at


Curriculum related questions? Contact Meghan Niemczyk at

How to:  

Application Requirement Information

International Applicant Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . June 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 a Registered Nurse or advanced practice registered nurse in your state of practice
    • Copy of actual license is required    
  • Certification
    • Applicant should be active and national in one of the following roles: NE-BC, NEA-BC, CNM, CNS, CRNA, or NP
    • Copy of actual certificate showing expiration date is required
  • Enrollment Selection Form
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • Preferably one professional and one academic
    • Address clinical skills and academic abilities    
  • 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:  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. 


Total Program
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Approximate Enrollment


Career Possibilities

Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Helene Vossos

Assistant Professor

Dr. Beth Dibble

Assistant Director for Admissions, Nursing Programs

Ms. Meghan Niemczyk, MPH

Assistant Director, Advanced Nursing Practice