Doctor of Nursing Practice (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track)

Mental health is one component of a patient’s health, however just like physical health, mental health should be assessed and cared for throughout various healthcare settings. Our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program has been built with a strong Christian foundation while blending psychotherapy with psychopharmacology to care for patients across the lifespan.   PMHNPs promote mental health through assessment, diagnosis and management of mental health disorders. 


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The program will prepare you to work in a variety of settings, caring for patients with psychiatric and mental health disorders.  These settings include, but are not limited to, outpatient healthcare facilities, such as mental health facilities, primary care and family practice offices, in addition to schools, residential substance abuse treatment facilities and home health agencies. Palm Beach Atlantic University will prepare you for your new career as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner as you care for the mind as a part of the whole person!

Our Our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program offers:

  • Christ-first focus
  • Professional Transition Mentorship Program
  • Faculty remain in engaged in clinical practice as well as leadership involvement at the local, state and national levels.
  • Students can sit for their national certification exam BEFORE graduation!

Students are eligible to sit for the ANCC PMHNP National Certification Examination upon completion of the NP program.

Your School

Nine distinctive schools are part of PBA. Classes related to this major will be focused here. 

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Your Faculty

PBA is rightly proud of our talented faculty. Here’s who you’ll be learning from in this major.

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Your Catalog

OK, you’ve chosen your program of study. Now, it’s time to get familiar with your classes.

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