Master of Science in Nursing in the Field of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
The master of science in nursing in the field of psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program offers registered nurses the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills to provide care to individuals, families, and groups with psychiatric/mental health needs. The lifespan curriculum is a synthesis of knowledge derived from nursing science, neuroscience, behavioral change theories, motivational theories, learning theories, and other psychotherapeutic frameworks to provide a holistic perspective from which to assess, diagnose, treat, manage, and evaluate acute and chronic mental illnesses. The program covers neuropsychopharmacology, interprofessisonal collaborative practice, crisis intervention, trauma-informed care, health policy, family systems theory, psychotherapy, group therapy, care of vulnerable populations, promotion of mental health and prevention of mental illness, substance use and co-occurring disorders, and other mental illnesses across the lifespan.
Upon completion of our program students are eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center certification as a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (lifespan).
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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 50 credits, including 9 credits in professional core courses, 6 credits in research, 35 credits in field-specific courses, and completion of 600 clinical hours.
|NURS 6202||Concepts in Population Health|
|NURS 6203||Nursing Leadership|
|NURS 6205||Health Policy, Quality, and Political Process|
|NURS 6207||Evidence-Based Practice for Health Care Researchers|
|NURS 6208||Biostatistics for Health Care Research|
|NURS 6220||Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology|
|NURS 6222||Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning|
|NURS 6233||Genetics for Health Care Providers|
|NURS 6234||Advanced Pharmacology for Nursing|
|NURS 6243||Addiction and Change|
|NURS 6244||Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing with Families and Groups Across the Lifespan|
|NURS 6245||Psychiatric/Mental Health Diagnostic Assessment Across the Lifespan|
|NURS 6246||Psychiatric/Mental Health Advanced Practice Nursing with Individuals Across the Lifespan|
|NURS 6247||Population-Based Psychiatric/Mental Health Advanced Practice Nursing Across the Lifespan|
|NURS 6248||Integrated Application of Psychiatric/Mental Health Advanced Practice Nursing|