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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

The top-ranked Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) track within the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program prepares nurses to address the healthcare needs of individuals with psychiatric disorders who may have co-morbid substance use problems or medical conditions requiring referrals or collaboration for treatment.

  • All graduates are prepared to work with diverse populations across the lifespan, with clinical coursework ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics and an optional sub-track in perinatal mental health.
  • Graduates are prepared to apply to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for certification as a family PMHNP.
  • After passing the ANCC exam graduate may apply for registration in Washington State as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) with prescriptive authority.

Distance Learning Support

Our PMHNP program is designed for students living in Washington State or for those who can commit to weekly attendance on campus.

We are committed to easing access for learners whose location or other circumstances make alternative learning modalities appealing. We recognize that the choice to attend graduate school often competes with other life activities, so we strive to create a flexible learning environment.