Our DNP Psychiatric Mental Health Care Nurse Practitioner (DNP-PMHNP Track) 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!
PBA is known throughout the region for the quality of nursing graduates we produce each year. This is a result of our proven curriculum and exceptional instructors who serve as student mentors and bring decades of real-world experience. Other distinctives include:
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*The advantage of submitting documents directly to PBA Admissions is that it is simpler and quicker, but transcripts must be sent directly to PBA Admissions at 901 S. Flagler Drive, P.O. Box 24708, West Palm Beach, FL, 33416 or submitted electronically to Data_team@pba.edu. The advantage of NursingCAS is that if a student already has a completed profile including transcripts, they do not need to re-enter or submit that information. There is a nominal fee associated with applying through CAS.
Students are eligible to sit for the ANCC PMHNP National Certification Examination upon completion of the NP program.
The School of Nursing has a vast range of opportunities for both our students and our graduates. From student clubs and organizations to externships and internships, you can get involved!
Graduates of the program are ready for licensure as nurses with careers in bedside nursing, leadership and community nursing. Many program alumni also pursue a graduate degree. PBA nursing graduates consistently achieve a 94 percent pass rate on the national licensure exam, and are employed by respected healthcare organizations around the country, some of which include: