Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialty concentration of the DNP Program prepares graduates with the knowledge and skills to synthesize and apply theories, clinical reasoning, and research in the treatment of individuals, families, and groups across the lifespan. Courses focus on advanced psychiatric mental health nursing practice for addressing behavioral health issues, as well as acute and chronic mental illnesses. Evidence-based methods include psychopharmacological, psychotherapeutic, and psychoeducational interventions with emphasis on mental health promotion and disease prevention strategies. This specialty concentration meets the criteria established by the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC). Upon successful completion of the approved courses, graduates are eligible to take the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) certification examination offered by the ANCC.

 

 

Course #

 

Course Title

 

Credits

Term

Planned

NURS 760

Advanced Nursing Practice in Psychiatric Mental Health:  Theory & Practice Across the Lifespan

3

Fall

NURS 761

Neuropathophysiology & Differential Diagnosis of Mental Disorders: A Lifespan Approach       

4

Spring

NURS 762

Psychotherapeutic Treatment Modalities & Clinical Psychopharmacology

4

Summer

NURS 763

PMNNP Practicum 1: Children & Adolescents (270 clinical hours) 

6

Fall

NURS 764

PMHNP Practicum 11: Adults & Geriatrics (270 clinical hours)

6

Spring

 

TOTAL

 

23