Based in Irvine, Brandman offers a doctor in nursing practice with an emphasis on psychiatric mental health. This BSN-to-DNP program in California produces graduates with the proficiency and experience to provide effective services to individuals, groups, and families. Although students complete most coursework primarily online, immersive sessions take place at the Irvine campus each semester.
Training areas covered include emergency psychiatric services, treatment plans, and psychosocial and physical assessments. Core coursework includes biostatistics for clinical practice, healthcare policy, health communication, and genetics across the lifespan. The mental health specialization covers psychopharmacology and management in mental healthcare. Most students complete this DNP program in 36 months.
Prospective students must hold an unrestricted RN license in the state where the practicum takes place. Applicants must also submit GRE scores to receive consideration for admission into this DNP program in California.