Doctor Of Nursing Practice (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner)
Greater access to health care and a shortage in mental health professionals has led to a growing demand for nursing professionals who have the clinical preparation and knowledge to provide holistic care to individuals, families and groups experiencing mental health dysfunction.
The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) plan of study in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program allows students to expand on what they've learned as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) to assume leadership roles in mental health care, research, administration and education.
The D’Youville College doctoral program combines traditional coursework, clinical fieldwork and graduate-level research to professional nurses who want to broaden their mental health care knowledge and enhance their professional career prospects.
If you’re interested in advancing your career as a Doctor of Nursing Practice (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner), D’Youville College’s nursing program is an ideal place to learn. Established in 1942, the School of Nursing has earned a reputation as a leading resource in the region for high-quality, student-centered education.
In the specific area of concentration
|NUR-701||Health Literacy & Population Health Outcomes||3|
|NUR-702||Evidence Based Practice & IT Healthcare Delivery||4|
|NUR-703||Biostatistics for Advanced Nurse Leaders||2|
|NUR-704||Community-Based Care of Aging Population||3|
|NUR-705||Ethical Topics in Advanced Nursing Practice Seminar||3|
|NUR-709||Advance Practice Role for Doctoral Nursing Leaders||3|
|NUR-711||Translational Capstone: I Identify Project||2|
|NUR-712||Translational Capstone II: Design And Pilot Project||2|
|NUR-713||Translational Capstone III Implement and Evaluation||3|
|NUR-800||Continuing Clinical Practicum Residency||1|
|NUR-900||Continuing Capstone Project Advisement||1|
Interdisciplinary course work required for this major
|HSA-653||Legal & Ethical Issues in HCO||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Healthcare Economics & Public Policy Making|
|Introduction to Health Care Finance|
|Financial Management for Nurse Leaders|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Communication Through Leadership|
|Hlt Serv Consult|
|Nursing Leadership and Communication|
Total credits required for Doctor of Nursing Practice (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner): 361
An individual gap analysis will be made of each applicant’s transcripts to determine what additional courses or clinical hours may be needed to satisfy the DNP requirements.
Admission Criteria For Doctorate Of Nursing Practice (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner)
Applicants to D’Youville’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner) degree program require the following:
1. Completion of a master's degree with specialty preparation as an advanced practice nurse (nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nurse anesthetist or nurse midwife) from a CCNE or NLNAC accredited program at a college or university (or CNO in Ontario)
2. Minimum graduate grade point average of 3.25 (based on a 4.0 system)
3. Official transcripts from each college or university attended; this must include all undergraduate and graduate work
4. Copy of an active, unencumbered license as a professional registered nurse and advanced practice certification in New York state or Ontario
5. Current CPR certification with a psychomotor component.
6. Copy of current national certification (or exam-eligibility) as an advanced practice nursing in a specialty area (where applicable)
7. Documentation of the number of clinical hours completed in prior master's degree program
8. At least two years of relevant professional experience
9. Current resume or curriculum vitae
10. Evidence of active membership on CV in at least one professional organization
11. Favorable review with a panel of D'Youville College nursing faculty members
12. Three letters of reference; the faculty prefer that one come from a college-level professor if possible and at least one from an employer or colleague with an advanced or terminal degree, focusing on the applicant's potential for success in the doctoral program
13. A written personal statement outlining how the applicant expects this degree to assist in achieving specific career goals
14. Any applicant may choose to submit GRE scores if they believe their application does not adequately reflect their potential to succeed in a doctoral program.
15. If an applicant meets all admission criteria and is attending or has previously attended a doctoral program, he or she must get a letter from that school of nursing stating the applicant is in good standing and can register for classes.
Undergraduate Course Prerequisites
- Computer Science (or its equivalent)