Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

The BSN-DNP option for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner is a 77 credit hour course of study. 

This option is designed to prepare the graduate to care for individuals across the lifespan with mental health care needs and practice in a variety of settings such as clinics, human service centers, prompt care facilities, and physician practices. The graduate will be prepared for leadership roles.

Upon successful completion of this degree option, the graduate may take the national certification examination and apply for advanced practice licensure in his/her state.


First Year

Course Semester
500 - Theoretical Foundations Fall
710 - Biostatistics Fall
726 - Analysis of Evidence-Based Practice Spring
759 - Information Systems & Technology for Transformation of Health Care Spring
750 - Cultural Competency for Advanced Practice Summer

Second Year

Course Semester
736 - Translation of Evidence into Practice Fall
740 - Impact of Ethics & Law on Healthcare Fall
765 - Health Care Policy and Financial Management Spring
815 - Organizational Management & Leadership in Health Care Systems Spring
834.1 - DNP Project I Summer

Third Year

Course Semester
834.2 - DNP Project II Fall
707 - Principles of Epidemiology & Health Promotion in Advanced Nursing Practice Fall
834.3 - DNP Project III Spring
836 - DNP-C Residency Spring
512 - Roles & Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing Summer

Fourth Year

Course Semester
509 - Advanced Health Assessment, Clinical Reasoning, and Diagnosis Across the Lifespan Fall
519 - Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Life Span Fall
529 - Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics Across the Life Span Spring
566 - Family Mental Health Psycho-Pharmacology Spring

Fifth Year

Course Semester
568 - Advanced Assessment & Therapeutic Interventions Fall
569 - FPMHNP Practicum I Fall
570 - Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing - Diagnosis and Management of Children & Adolescents Spring
571 - FPMHNP Practicum II Spring

Sixth Year

Course Semester
572 - Advanced Psychiatric Nursing - Diagnosis and Management of Adults & Specialty Populations Fall
573 - FPMHNP Practicum III Fall
650 - FPMHNP Practicum IV Spring