The 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.
Graduates of the DNP in Family Psychiatric Mental Health are eligible sit for the Family PMHNP examination from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
The PMHNP sample program of study is for students entering the DNP program with an RN and all Advanced Practice Nursing Immersion (APNI) students who have successfully completed pre-licensure year one.
Visit the the APNI home page for more information about year one for non-nurses.
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.”