The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Graduate Programs

DNP Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role Concentration (PMHNP)

The DNP Post-Baccalaureate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) role concentration prepares clinical experts in the delivery of care to the psychiatric-mental health population.  They work with individuals, families, groups, and communities, assessing, diagnosing and treating individuals and families with psychiatric disorders or the potential for such disorders using their full scope of therapeutic skills.

More information may be found at the American Psychiatric Nurses Association website.

Plan of Study 

Students may follow either a 4-year or a 5-year plan of study.  See the Downloads section below to view and download plans of study and clinical practicum course descriptions.   

Application Deadline

Priority deadline is December 15 for fall admission.