Improve lives as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner

The world needs you. In today’s fast-paced society, there’s greater demand for mental health support across the lifespan. At Davenport, you’ll receive the education you need to become a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and improve lives through a holistic mental health approach.

By choosing Davenport’s Master of Science in Nursing program with a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner concentration, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to level up your career and care for patients with mental, emotional or behavioral conditions.

The program’s curriculum will provide you with comprehensive, well-rounded instruction across all disciplines, which will help you build the skills needed to address psychopathology, substance use disorders and behavioral health. You’ll also learn effective counseling and crisis intervention strategies, as well as how to conduct mental health assessments and provide psychiatric care and rehabilitation.

And we know that working adults lead busy lives. That’s why the program offers flexibility through both full-time or part-time programs and 100% online course delivery. Clinicals can be completed in your geographical area, too.

At Davenport, as an aspiring psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, you can rest assured you’re becoming well-equipped to provide safe, competent care for patients with mental health concerns across the lifespan.

What is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner?

You may be wondering what exactly a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner does. At the heart of your career, you’ll assess, diagnose and treat the mental health needs of patients of all ages. You may also provide physical and psychosocial assessments as well as emergency psychiatric care.

You’ve likely sought out the MSN psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program because you wish to help people. And as the world faces a crisis in mental health, there’s no better time than now to pursue your degree from Davenport.

With your degree, you’ll be well positioned for a career spent enriching the lives of others in a variety of settings, including behavioral health/addiction clinics, psychiatric mental health facilities and private practices.

Explore classes for the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program

Courses in the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner concentration offer real-world knowledge because the curriculum was created by – and is taught by – experienced, practicing nurse practitioners. Not only will they share their professional experience, but they’ll also provide mentorship and guidance to prepare you for a successful career addressing mental health.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

18:1 student-to-professor ratio
Earn your degree in less than 2 years
Pay 20% lower nursing MSN tuition as a member of MHA
Gain flexibility with our 100% online nursing master’s degree

Why pursue an online nursing master’s degree at Davenport?

Davenport’s online MSN psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program includes direct clinical practice in a variety of psychiatric practice settings. With an 18:1 student/faculty ratio, you’ll receive more personalized attention from Davenport’s highly credentialed and experienced instructors.

Davenport’s online nursing master’s degree will give you ample opportunities to network and get to know your nursing MSN peers and faculty through the Davenport Global Campus, which is specially designed to foster valuable connections.

To help relieve some of the financial barriers to your MSN psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner degree, Davenport will waive your nursing MSN application fee and extend a 20% tuition discount if you’re a member of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA). 

Experience the Davenport difference:

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Convenience for your online nursing master’s degree

The program is designed to be completed 100% online. You can also earn your degree in less than two years or choose part-time course delivery to fit within your demanding schedule.


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Exceptional test preparation

Graduates of the PMHNP are eligible to sit for the ANCC Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner board certification examination and pass at rates higher than the national average.


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One-on-one attention

Gain advanced knowledge and specialized skills in small classes that offer individualized attention from highly credentialed faculty.


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Key clinical placements

Earn a nursing MSN that supports your career goals with the right clinical placements, through the support of dedicated clinical care staff.


Start on your MSN psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner degree

Explore the admissions requirements and then take the next step toward the Master of Science in Nursing psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner degree.

Talk to an admissions advisor

Davenport’s admissions team is here to answer your questions. Please call us at 800.686.1600 or email us at

Apply now or request more information

Start on your path to be a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner or other rewarding position. Request more information or begin your application now.


Additional resources

Some programs require a student to complete a portion of their degree plan off-campus. 
View a full list of those programs and courses


DU Student Data, Fall 2023
Davenport University, 2023/2024 Catalog