DNP NP Track: Psychiatric/ Mental Health

The University of Delaware School of Nursing PMHNP program prepares clinicians to deliver high quality care to patient populations across the vast mental health and substance disorder continuum. By combining cutting-edge neuroscience, evidence-based practice, classical theoretical underpinnings, and innovative holistic modalities, our practitioners are dually prepared to provide both psychotherapy and medication management to promote optimal health outcomes in individuals, families, and communities. Practitioners are prepared to tackle the latest clinical challenges in the field and to provide leadership in integrated healthcare delivery models and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Why PMHNP at UD?

  • Prepares students for ANCC’s Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification exam
  • Exceeds minimal certification requirements
    • 756 clinical training hours
    • 3 psychotherapeutic treatment modalities addressing individuals, families, and groups
  • Comprehensive role preparation
    • Preparation in both psychotherapy and psychopharmacology
    • Preparation with culturally diverse populations across the lifespan
    • Preparation with populations across the mental health and substance disorder continuum Preparation across the wellness-illness spectrum
  • Innovative teaching modalities
    • Hybrid delivery model
      • Combines the benefits of technology with the benefits of human interaction
      • Innovation and convenience of technology
      • Personalized attention of face-to-face clinical training
    • Online courses with on-campus experiential intensives
    • Cutting edge simulations
  • Innovative practice opportunities at UD’s Nurse Managed Primary Care Center

Why UD School of Nursing?

  • Nursing Programs accredited by CCNE
  • Faculty are skillful clinicians and expert teachers
  • Students are closely guided and mentored by expert faculty and clinical preceptors
  • Graduates of our programs have a strong history of success with the National Certification Exam
  • Personalized advisement via email, phone and/or in person
  • No GRE required for admission