Mar 08, 2021  
2020-2021 Augusta University Catalog 
2020-2021 Augusta University Catalog

Doctor of Nursing Practice with a concentration in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

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Program Overview

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. Full-time and part-time schedules are available. Cohort locations are on our Augusta and Athens campuses.

Program Contact
Program Manager: Janelle Mangrum
Program Accreditation

This program is fully accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Graduates are prepared to meet the eligibility requirements for the certification exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, as well as the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

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Degree Requirements: 77 Hours

Total Clinical Hours: 1156 Hours

Total Hours for the Degree: 77 Hours

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