Loyola University Chicago

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Doctor of Nursing Practice, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Blended)

One in five adults in the United States experiences mental illness within their lifetime. Perhaps you've known someone impacted by mental illness or a mental health condition or you have dealt with one yourself. You can help improve the lives of people with mental illness by enrolling in Loyola Nursing's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (NP) track. 

Launched in Fall 2019, the Psychiatric Mental Health NP track prepares graduates with the knowledge and skills to effectively diagnose, treat, and care for patients with mental health needs. Guided by our Jesuit mission, the Psychiatric Mental Health NP track focuses heavily on ethics, social justice, care of the whole person, and prioritizing care for underserved or marginalized populations. Students will strengthen the communities they serve by increasing access to high-quality mental health care for individuals, families, and communities.

The Psychiatric Mental Health NP program is a blended format with both online and in-person instruction, including Immersion weekends at Loyola's Health Sciences Campus. Many students are working professionals with families, so we offer both part-time and full-time options to fit your schedule.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC, 20001, (202) 887-6791.

The US Department of Education requires any institution offering distance education/online programs to students outside of its home state to acquire authorization from the states in which students reside. Regulations vary from state to state. While Loyola University Chicago is authorized, exempt or pursuing authorization in most states, some restrictions apply. Please see our State Authorization page for the most up-to-date information.