PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONER
This post-master’s certificate option is available for nurses who hold a Master of Science in Nursing degree.
This track prepares students to provide a full range of mental health services to clients across the life span. This specialty emphasizes prevention, diagnosis, and management of both acute episodic and chronic mental illnesses. Although not setting specific, clinical rotations will primarily occur in in-patient, outpatient, and community residential settings.
Upon completion, students will become eligible to take the Psychiatric National Certification Exam and seek state certification and employment as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with prescriptive authority.
This track requires a total of 704 clinical hours. The clinical experiences are in NUR 657, NUR 658, NUR 6659.
A gap analysis is done to determine the courses needed to complete the certificate requirements.
Advanced Core Courses
NUR 615 Family Systems Concepts for Primary Care
NUR 616 Advanced Health Assessment
NUR 617 Advanced Pharmacology
NUR 618 Advanced Pathophysiology
NUR 622 Psychopharmacology
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track Courses
NUR 627 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role I
NUR 657 Field Study: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role I
NUR 628 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role II
NUR 658 Field Study: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role II
NUR 629 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role III
NUR 659 Field Study: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role III