Dual Concentration: DNP in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing/Family Nursing
Mental Health Nurse Practitioner/Family Nurse Practitioner
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program with a dual concentration in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and Family Nursing prepares entry level nurses (with BSN or MSN degrees) for advanced practice at the doctoral level. As a primary care provider, the Family Nurse Practitioner focus includes comprehensive health assessment, follow-up care for health problems, health promotion, and disease management. Clinical experiences across the lifespan are obtained at various mental health and primary care sites with preceptors. Students complete didactic and clinical coursework to develop expertise in acute and chronic disease management for individuals and families, and the assessment, diagnosis, and management (including psychotherapy and medication management) of populations with mental health needs. Graduates are eligible to sit for the FNP and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification exams following program completion.