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Course Offering – 46 credits:

Graduate Core – 12 credits

  • NURS 501: Nursing Research and Evidenced Based Practice (3)
  • NURS 502: Quality, Safety and Effectiveness (3)
  • NURS 503: Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (3)
  • NURS 504: Leadership in Advanced Nursing Roles (3)

Direct Care Core: 12 credits

  • NURS 520: Advanced Pharmacology (3)
  • NURS 521: Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology (3)
  • NURS 522: Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Practitioner (3)
  • NURS 525: Role Transition – APRN (3)

Functional Area Core: APsych Mental Health Practitioner 22 credits

  • NURS 531: Applied Psychopharmacology (3)
  • NURS 583: Assessment and Management of Mental Health Disorders 1 [150 clinical hours] (6)
  • NURS 584: Assessment and Management of Mental Health Disorders 2 [150 clinical hours] (6)
  • NURS 585: Assessment and Management of Mental Health Disorders 3 [200 clinical hours] (7)


Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Curriculum Plan (Spring Start)

5 Semesters — 46 credit hours / 500 clinical hours

Students never take more than two classes at once and finish the program in 18-months.

Spring
Class Credits Clinical Hours
NURS 525 Role Transition - APRN 3 (First 8-weeks)
NURS 501 Research/EBP 3 (Second 8-weeks)
NURS 521 Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology 3 (Full semester)
Total 9


Summer
Class Credits Clinical Hours
NURS 522 Advanced Health Assessment 3 (Second 8-weeks)
NURS 520 Advanced Pharmacology 3 (Full semester)
Total 6


Fall
Class Credits Clinical Hours
NURS 531 Applied Psychopharmacology 3 (First 8-weeks)
NURS 502 Quality, Safety and Effectiveness 3 (Second 8-weeks)
NURS 583 Assess. & Manag. of Mental Health Disorders 1 6 (Full semester) 150
Total 12 150


Spring
Class Credits Clinical Hours
NURS 584 Assess. & Manag. of Mental Health Disorders 2 6 (Full semester) 150
NURS 504 Leadership in Advanced Nursing Roles 3 (First 8-weeks)
NURS 503 Theoretical Foundations 3 (Second 8-weeks)
Total 12 150


Summer
Class Credits Clinical Hours
NURS 585 Assess. & Manag. of Mental Health Disorders 3 7 (Full semester) 200
Total 7 200


Total Program Hours 46
Total Clinical Hours 500


Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Curriculum Plan (Fall Start)

5 Semesters — 46 credit hours / 500 clinical hours

Students never take more than two classes at once and finish the program in 18-months.

Fall
Class Credits Clinical Hours
NURS 525 Role Transition - APRN 3 (First 8-weeks)
NURS 501 Research/EBP 3 (Second 8-weeks)
NURS 521 Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology 3 (Full semester)
Total 9


Spring
Class Credits Clinical Hours
NURS 522 Advanced Health Assessment 3 (Second 8-weeks)
NURS 503 Theoretical Foundations 3 (Second 8-weeks)
NURS 520 Advanced Pharmacology 3 (Full semester)
Total 9


Summer
Class Credits Clinical Hours
NURS 531 Applied Psychopharmacology 3 (First 8-weeks)
NURS 583 Assess. & Manag. of Mental Health Disorders 1 6 (Full semester) 150
Total 12 150


Fall
Class Credits Clinical Hours
NURS 584 Assess. & Manag. of Mental Health Disorders 2 6 (Full semester) 150
NURS 504 Leadership in Advanced Nursing Roles 3 (First 8-weeks)
NURS 502 Quality, Safety and Effectiveness 3 (Second 8-weeks)
Total 12 150


Spring
Class Credits Clinical Hours
NURS 585 Assess. & Manag. of Mental Health Disorders 3 7 (Full semester) 200
Total 7 200


Total Program Hours 46
Total Clinical Hours 500

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