Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program and Certificate, PMHNP

Campus: Online


Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program and Certificate of Graduate Study (Online Program)

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program in the Lienhard School of Nursing, uses a primary health care and lifespan focus to prepare students for advanced practice in psychiatric mental health nursing. Students are prepared to practice in various settings including communities, private practice, institutional settings, substance abuse settings, and shelters. The program provides health promotion, disease prevention, assessment, and treatment of psychiatric diseases and disorders across the lifespan, with particular attention to health disparities and the care of vulnerable populations. Strategies used will include, but are not limited to, treatment, medication management, case management, individual, family and group therapy. The program is offered as a Master of Science for those looking to enhance their career or as a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study for those already Mastered prepared as advanced practice nurses.

Master of Science Requirements

NURS 801Underpinnings of Advanced Nursing3
NURS 802Leadership for Advanced Nursing3
NURS 803Advanced Nursing in Primary3
NURS 804Scholarly Inquiry for Advanced Nursing3
NURS 640AAdvanced Physical Assessment - Part 13
NURS 681Pathophysiology For Advanced Practice Nursing3
NURS 682Clinical Pharmacology for Prescribing Advanced Practice Nursing3
NURS 629Psychopharmacology in Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing3
NURS 633Substance Use Disorders & Addictions Across the Lifespan2
NURS 630Diagnoses & Therapeutic Management in Advanced Practice Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing I2
NURS 630APsychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practicum I2
NURS 631Diagnoses & Therapeutic Management in Advanced Practice Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing II4
NURS 631APsychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practicum II2
NURS 695Diagnoses & Therapeutic Management in Advanced Practice Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing III4
NURS 695APsychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practicum III2
Total Credits42

Total Didactic Credits/Hours: 42/550

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies

NURS 640AAdvanced Physical Assessment - Part 13
NURS 681Pathophysiology For Advanced Practice Nursing3
NURS 682Clinical Pharmacology for Prescribing Advanced Practice Nursing3
NURS 629Psychopharmacology in Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing3
NURS 633Substance Use Disorders & Addictions Across the Lifespan2
NURS 630Diagnoses & Therapeutic Management in Advanced Practice Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing I2
NURS 630APsychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practicum I2
NURS 631Diagnoses & Therapeutic Management in Advanced Practice Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing II4
NURS 631APsychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practicum II2
NURS 695Diagnoses & Therapeutic Management in Advanced Practice Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing III4
NURS 695APsychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practicum III2
Total Credits30

Total Didactic Credits/Hours: 32/550