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MSN-PMHNP Curriculum

Nursing Program Student Educational Outcomes

Graduates of the MSN-PMHNP program will gain knowledge, skills and competencies around the following program educational outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication across a diverse constituency including systems, academia, physicians and providers, employees, community members, patients, and families.
  2. Gain extensive knowledge in models of psychotherapeutic care, psychopharmacology, neuroscience, psychiatric assessment, and psychoeducation.
  3. Internalize personal and professional skills that demonstrate their ability to assess, diagnose, intervene, and evaluate care for people with psychiatric and mental health disorders.
  4. Synthesizes personal accountability and professional ethics into an advocacy role as a nurse practitioner.
  5. Correlate theoretical models with evidence-based practice and research utilizing technology in the delivery of psychiatric and mental health care.

PMHNP CURRICULUM

Course Number Course Title Credit Hour
NURS 5301 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NURS 5384 Role, Leadership, Policy, and Ethics Within the US Healthcare Delivery System 3
NURS 5202 Advanced Health Assessment 2
NURS 5102 Advanced Health Assessment (60 hours clinical practicum) 1
NURS 5303 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics 3
NURS 5273 Neuroscience for Mental Health Practitioners 2
NURS 5372 Psychological Theory for APRNS 3
NURS 5274 Developmental Models of Care Across the Lifespan 2
NURS 5275 Developmental Models of Care Across the Lifespan (120 hours clinical practicum) 2
NURS 5180 Advanced Health Assessment Applications for PMHNP 1
NURS 5281 Psychopharmacology 2
NURS 5176 Models of Psychotherapy 1
NURS 5177 Models of Psychotherapy Practicum (60 hours) 1
NURS 5278 Acute and Crisis Models of Care Across the Lifespan 2
NURS 5279 Acute and Crisis Models of Care Across the Lifespan Practicum (120 hours clinical practicum) 2
NURS 5182 Psychoeducation Theory 1
NURS 5183 Psychoeducation Practicum (60 hours clinical practicum) 1
NURS 5386 Chronic Mental Health Self-Management Across the Lifespan 3
NURS 5287 Chronic Mental Health Self-Management Across the Lifespan Practicum (120 hours clinical practicum) 2
NURS 5385 Translational Research and Capstone 3
Total   40

NOTE:  The PMHNP curriculum will be undergoing revisions for the 2021 year.