The Transformation of Mental Health Care Begins with You

The Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Seattle University prepares you for advanced nursing practice and leadership in transforming health care systems that serve individuals with mental health and substance-related problems and their families. Our program’s distinctive lifespan approach focuses on the integration of mental health and addictions treatment in community, primary care, hospital and outpatient settings.

Join us as we provide a scientific and compassionate framework for understanding and intervening in complex problems that face populations disproportionately affected by mental health and substance-related problems. Become a leader who drives policies and reduces disparities in access to high-quality, evidence-based mental health and addiction treatment for children, adolescents, adults and older adults in our community.

Connect with us

Even though we are working remotely, you can still connect with a graduate admission counselor and stay up to date with important information about the admissions process. 

Attend an Information Session

Learn more about the DNP program at an upcoming online information session.

DNP Online Information Sessions for RN-DNP Applicants

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 6 to 6:30 PM PST


APNI Online Information Sessions for Non-Nurse Applicants

Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 12 to 12:30 PM PST




American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Graduates of the DNP in Family Psychiatric Mental Health are eligible sit for the Family PMHNP examination from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

General Admission Requirements and Program of Study

New to nursing, but already have an undergraduate degree?

Why the DNP at Seattle U?

Gain practical experience at world-class health care institutions
Lead and transform health care systems
Shape public policy and advance the health of populations
Translate research into practice and engage in interprofessional collaboration

Alumni Taking the Lead in Today's Health Care Systems

Our alumni go on to careers as health care leaders in systems across the Seattle area and the nation.

“The exceptional faculty, facilities, and clinical placements at Seattle University have all helped me to develop the skills necessary to effectively serve the mental health needs of my community as a family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.”

Jeffrey Kendall, DNP, PMHNP, RN DNP Class of 2018