Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Psych Program video The Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner option is designed to prepare the graduate to care for individuals, across the lifespan, with mental health care needs and to practice in a variety of settings such as clinics, human service centers, prompt care facilities, and physician practices.

Upon successful completion of this 49 credit MSN degree option, the graduate may take the national certification examination.


First Year

Course Semester
500 - Theoretical Foundations Fall
710 - Biostatistics Fall
726 - Analysis of Evidence-Based Practice Spring
707 - Principles of Epidemiology and Health Promotion in Advanced Nursing Practice Spring
512 - Roles & Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing Summer

Second 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
815 - Organizational Management & Leadership in Health Care Systems Summer

Third 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 - FP/MHNP Practicum II Spring

Fourth Year

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