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Doctor of Nursing Practice - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner, Doctorate

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #353 (QS) , UT,
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP) have expert knowledge and skills essential for promoting, supporting, and facilitating optimal mental health through compassionate client-centered care.

About

The PMHNP specialty track combines neuro-biological science and psychosocial theory while emphasizing respect for person, family, community, and culture.

As a doctoral student in the Psychiatric/Mental Health track, you will:
  • Develop skills to influence public policy through participation in professional organizations and health policy activities at the local, national, and global level.
  • Learn essential skills for psychiatric assessment, mental health diagnoses, comprehensive treatment planning, and prescriptive practice.
  • Take courses in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and systems leadership.
  • Have mentoring and clinical supervision while learning and integrating interpersonal skills that are foundational to psychotherapy practice across the lifespan.
  • Complete the PMHNP track in three years, including two summer semesters. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Psychotherapy: The Art & Science of Healing a Relanshionship
  • Mental Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning
  • Foundations of Evidence Based Practice
  • Fundarnentals of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
  • Advanced Pathophysiology for DNP Students I 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completed application for graduate admission
  • Transcripts from ANY and ALL colleges and universities attended, including the University of Utah, must be uploaded as part of the graduate application.
  • Evidence of a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited university or college
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Verification of licensure as an RN or APRN in at least one of the jurisdictions of National Council of State Boards of Nursing.
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Three (3) professional references
  • Professional goal statement
  • Upper division physiology prerequisite
  • International applicant requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International

    59372 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29686 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    59372 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29686 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    23148 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11574 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Salt Lake City

  • 1000 - 1730 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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