The Doctor of Nursing Practice - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (DNP-PMHNP) concentration is an extension of the state's first Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)program for advanced practice nurses.
The DNP-PMHNP concentration 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.
Fall: April 1
Spring: June 1 (Augusta University MSN-CNL Alumni only - Part-time study only)
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.
The DNP-PMHNP concentration 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 concentrations 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
The goals of the Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice Nursing Program is to prepare graduates to