Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner DNP

School of Nursing

Program Description

The psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program prepares advanced practice nurses for leadership and direct care roles in the planning and delivery of preventive, brief and long-term psychiatric/mental health care. Students gain advanced knowledge and skills basic to the psychiatric nurse practitioner's (PMHNP) ability to: assess, diagnose and plan treatment for psychiatric disorders and co-morbid conditions; provide treatment that includes prescribing and monitoring psychotropic medications; implement psychotherapy and health promotion/illness prevention interventions with individuals and groups; and evaluate treatment outcomes

Program Contact

Nursing Department
3435 Main Street, Beck Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: 716-829-2537
Fax: 716-829-2067

Instruction Method

  • Hybrid (some of the degree requirements can be fulfilled online)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 94 Hours


  • 3 to 5+ Years

Application Fee

  • $75

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.