The DNP-Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (DNP-PMHNP) program is one of the newest offerings of the College of Nursing at Augusta University. The program is an extension of the state's first Doctor of Nursing Practice program for advanced practice nurses.
The DNP-PMHNP program prepares advanced practice nurses to provide psychiatric and mental healthcare to clients, families, and communities. Coursework emphasizes the care of adult, pediatric, and geriatric patients and their families. The doctoral-level education provides the clinical and management expertise to improve health care outcomes. The program enables nurses to become expert nurse leaders and collaborators in solving health care problems in systems.
The DNP-Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program offers full-time or part-time study, giving students the ability to work while attending school. Current sites include the Augusta and Athens campuses.
Prospective students for the DNP-PMHNP programs are considered on an individual basis requiring careful evaluation of their transcripts and clinical backgrounds to determine specific content and courses needed to reach their professional goals
Fall 2017 application deadline - Deadline extended to May 1, 2017
Spring 2018 application deadline - (Augusta University MSN-CNL Alumni only - Part-time study only) - Deadline extended to May 1, 2017.
Complete applications fully processed into the system by the application deadline will receive consideration priority.
Applicants are encouraged to check the status of their application regularly to ensure documents requested and/or sent have been processed into the system.
Jean Pawl, Ph.D., RN, OCN, CNE
Acting Interim Program Director, DNP Primary Care Tracks
Judy Glaser, DPN, RN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
PMHNP Track Coordinator
Karen Sturgill, MPA
Program Manager II
For additional definitions and information about the DNP, see the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) website or the DNP Essentials document.