2023-2024 CATALOG

The Academic Catalog is the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies and degree requirements for Loyola University Chicago. It is published every year in advance of the next academic year.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with Substance Use and Addictions Specialty (DNP)

The Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner track of the DNP program is designed to prepare graduates to conduct psychiatric mental health evaluations and advanced health assessment and histories, develop therapeutic rapport with clients and families, promote mental health, develop and implement mental health treatment plans included medication management and counseling and provide leadership in interprofessional team management of clients with psychiatric and mental health conditions.

The Substance Use and Addiction specialty preparation is focused on the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders and the impact of these disorders on psychiatric mental health and treatment options. Students complete additional coursework and practicum experiences with a specific focus on substance use and addiction.