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BSN to DNP, Family Psych. and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Brandman University



Brandman University's online BSN to DNP, Family Psych. and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree program has been create to provide its students with a well-rounded nursing program that specifically focuses on mental health across the lifespan, and may include may include practices with individual, group or family psychotherapy.

This fully online BSN to DNP, Family Psychology and Mental Health Nurse has been created to allow the graduate to be eligible for taking the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) national certification examination.

The core of this online degree BSN to DPN degree is based on:

  • Neuropsychopathology
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychiatric mental health differential diagnosis and treatment
  • Advanced psychiatric mental health assessment


The BSN to DNP program is delivered using a blend of: eight, 2-4 day immersion sessions at the Irvine campus; internships/clinical practice in hospitals, clinics and health centers near your home or work; and online lectures, demonstrations and exercises.

Who is this program for?

This program is designed for the registered nurse who is ready to take a leadership role in the professional clinical practice of nursing.

73 credits completed in 2 years full time or 3 years with a combination of part-time and full time study.


  • Complete and submit an Application for Graduate Admission.
  • Submit a $50 application fee. Apply online and we'll waive the $50 application fee!
  • Must have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from a CCNE or NLNAC accredited program.
  • Provide official transcripts from the regionally accredited Baccalaureate degree granting institution, and from all regionally accredited institutions where post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted.

Accreditation Information

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

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