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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner



The post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (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.

Online Information Session

School of Nursing FAQ

Application Deadlines


Applicants with open applications will need to complete the

application checklist by January 7, 2022 for consideration. 

School of Nursing Important Dates

Graduate Program Director

Dr. Bethanie Simmons-Becil
Assistant Professor
Program Contacts
Dr. Beth Dibble
Assistant Director for Admissions, Nursing Programs
Emily Schroder
Online Program Coordinator

The following items must be submitted no later then the deadline posted above. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been canceled, the decision can not be reversed. Applicants may apply for the next application cycle.

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
  • All of the below university and program requirements
  • University Requirements
    • A baccalaureate degree from an accepted institutional accreditor, 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.
    • Transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended. Admitted students will be prompted to provide official copies. 
  • 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
    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.