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MSN-Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

The Division of Nursing offers a Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) track for both RNs who hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree and RNs without a BSN who may enter the RN-MSN degree option. The PMHNP option is designed to provide the nurse with the necessary biopsychopharmacotherapeutic knowledge and skills regarding differential diagnosis, health promotion and psychotropic medication management (prescriptive authority) for the psychiatric mental-health patient. Graduates within this track have earned their MSN degree and are eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Certification PMHNP exam.

 

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Core Courses:

Course Title Hrs.
N 506 Applied Data Analysis 
N 512 Theory, Research and Reasoning I 3
N 521  Theory, Research and Reasoning II 
N 532 Roles and Issues in Advanced Practice  3
N 550 Advanced Pharmacology and Therapeutics 3
N 560 Advanced Concepts in Physiology and Pathophysiology 3
N 580 Advanced Health Promotion and Assessment Across the Lifespan 4
PMH 695 Advanced Nurse Practitioner Practicum in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 4
NP 690 Advanced FNP Role Development 1
NP 570 Applied Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2
NP 570 Advanced Health Assessment Lab 1

Specialty Courses:

Minimum grade of B required in all specialty courses.

Course Title Hrs.
PMH 645 Individual Therapy Theories 3
PMH 650 Individual Therapy Practicum 3
PMH 665 Group, Family, Community Theory 3
PMH 670 Group, Family, Community Practicum 3
PMH 685 Geriatric Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 3
PMH 686 Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 3
HP 576 Substance and Relationship Abuse 3

Clinical Hours:

Course Title Hrs.
 PMHL 645  Individual Therapy Theories Clinical

60

PMH 650 Individual Therapy Practicum

180

PMH 665  Group, Family, Community Theories Clinical

 60

PMH 670 Group, Family, Community Practicum

180

PMH 685  Geriatric Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

 7

PMH 695 Advanced Nurse Practitioner Practicum in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

120

NP 570 Applied Pharmacology and Therapeutics

30

NP 580 Advanced Health Assessment Lab

60

HP 576   Substance and Relationship Abuse

 3

  Total

700