MS(N) Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Students who pursue the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner MS(N) will be prepared to deliver evidence based advanced primary mental health care to individuals of all ages (e.g., children, adolescents, adults) and their families in a variety of healthcare settings, including in rural and underserved populations. The student will engage in independent and interdependent decision-making, managing psychotropic medications, and delivering psychotherapeutic, and psychoeducation interventions. In addition, graduates will be prepared to manage clinical efforts in the primary care setting, provide visionary leadership, and implement evidence-based practice 

The MS(N) Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner curriculum provides core master’s coursework in combination with Psychiatric mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialty courses. The specialty courses focus on care of the individual and the family, with a special emphasis on the rural and underserved, utilizing evidence practice guidelines.

MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Curriculum Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

Clinical Hours

MSN Core

N7160

Scientific Foundations for Advanced Nursing

4

0

N8910

Translational Evidence Based Practice

3

0

N8170

Public Health, Sociocultural Issues, and Health Policy

3

0

N7110

Advanced Practice Role Acquisition & Professional Communications

3

0

N8990

Practice Inquiry

1

0

 

TOTAL

14

0

Clinical Core

N7120

Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology

3

0

N7130

Advanced Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics

3

0

N7140

Advanced Health Assessment

3.5

90

 

TOTAL

9.5

90

PMHNP Clinical Courses

N8610

Diagnostics & Psychopharmacology for Mental Health Nurses

3.5

90

N8620

Brief individual Psychotherapy for Mental Health Nurses

3.5

90

N8640

Group Therapy & Social Skills Training

3.5

90

N8660

Mental Health Nursing Interventions for Families

3.5

90

N8680

Pediatric Mental Health Assessment & Treatment

3.5

90

N8980

Final PMHNP Clinical Practicum

3

180

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

20.5

630

 

PROGRAM TOTAL

44

720

60 clinical hours = 1 clinical hour

Minimum Requirement for MSN in this Major: 44 credit hours/630 clinical hours

Certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) offers certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (across the lifespan). Students who have completed a master’s degree in Nursing in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner emphasis area are eligible to sit for the exam.