The University of Iowa Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program provides comprehensive didactic and clinical experiences that are needed for nurses to successfully enter into advanced practice in any psychiatric-mental health environment, and is renowned for preparing remarkable psychiatric-mental health clinicians. The program's leading-edge, doctorate level curriculum prepares our students to be leaders in the profession and throughout the U.S. health care system.

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Accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

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Approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing

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What Students Say

Student Testimonials

Lisbeth Whaley

Lisbeth Whaley

I chose to go to Iowa because I wanted to graduate from a reputable program with a degree that held merit compared to other programs. The program afforded flexibility without compromising quality through a blended learning style allowing me to fulfill family and military obligations.

Julia Sass

Julia Sass

In both my undergrad and graduate programs [at Iowa] I have learned from experienced nursing professionals who not only have great knowledge of nursing but care about my success and future. I have made connections that will last a lifetime, and it has been an experience I wouldn’t change for anything.

Hermina Tandia

Hermina Tandia

After completing BSN studies at Iowa and working as an RN for five years, I decided to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to respond and deliver care in a more holistic manner. The focus and insistence on career goals and pathway is phenomenal at Iowa, and I’m comfortable and confident where this program is leading me to.

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Mode of delivery: Hybrid (Online & On-Campus)


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Class Size: 24


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Certification Exam Pass Rate: 100%


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Length: 3-Year/4-Year Plan of Study


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Application Deadline: Feb. 1


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Job Placement Rate: 100%