Master of Science in Nursing Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Curriculum

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Core Courses 15 hours

  • NSC 840: Theoretical Foundation for EBP
  • NSC 842: Advanced Nursing Practice Issues
  • NSC 890: Synthesizing Evidence for ANP
  • NSC 892: Evidence-based Project for ANP
  • MPH 855: Principles of Epidemiology

Supporting Courses 9 hours

  • NSC 830 Advanced Pharmacology
  • NSC 832 Advanced Health Assessment
  • NSC 834 Advanced Pathophysiology

Practicum Courses 15 hours

  • NSC 880 Rural PMHNP I
  • NSC 881 Applied Psychopharmacology
  • NSC 882 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) II
  • NSC 884 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) III
  • NSC 886 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Internship

Clinical Courses 7 hours

  • NCS 800: Advanced Practice

Total Hours Required for Degree Completion 46 hours

For a full list of course descriptions please see section 6 of the university graduate catalog.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Curriculum Plans

Fall Start Plan

  Fall A Fall B Spring A Spring B Summer
Year 1 NSC 840-
Theoretical Foundation for EBP
 
MPH 855-
Principles of
Epidemiology
 
NSC 842-
Advanced
Practice
Nursing Issues
 

NSC 890- Synthesizing
Evidence
for ANP

NSC 834-
Advanced
Patho-
physiology
NSC 892-
Evidence-based Project for ANP

Year 2 NSC 830-
Advanced
Pharmacology
+ Professional
Liability
Insurance

 

NSC 832-
Advanced
Health
Assessment
 
NSC 880- Rural
PMHNP I
(2 hours)
NSC 800-
Advanced
Practice
(2 hours over 16 weeks)
 

NSC 881- Applied
Psycho-
harmacology

 

NSC 882- Rural
PMHNP II

NSC 800-
Advanced
Practice
 

Year 3 NSC 884- Rural
PMHNP III
(3 hours)
*Professional
Liability
Insurance
NSC 800-
Advanced
Practice
(3 hours over16
weeks)
  NSC 886- Rural
PMHNP
Internship
(6 hours over 16 weeks)
   

Unless otherwise noted, each course is 8 weeks in length.


Spring Start Plan

  Fall A Fall B Spring A Spring B Summer
Year 1     NSC 840-
Theoretical Foundation for EBP
 
NSC 890- Synthesizing Evidence
for ANP
 
NSC 834-
Advanced
Pathophysiology

NSC 892-
Evidence-based Project for ANP
 

Year 2 NSC 830-
Advanced
Pharmacology
+ Professional
Liability
Insurance

 

NSC 832-
Advanced
Health
Assessment 
 
NSC 880- Rural
PMHNP I

NSC 800-
Advanced
Practice
(2 hours over 16
weeks)

NSC 881- Applied
Psychopharmacology
 
NSC 882- Rural
PMHNP II

NSC 800-
Advanced
Practice
 

Year 3 NSC 884- Rural
PMHNP III
+ Professional
Liability
Insurance
NSC 800-
Advanced
Practice
(3 hours over16
weeks)
MPH 855-
Principles of
Epidemiology
 
NSC 886- Rural
PMHNP
Internship
(6 hours over 16 weeks)

NSC 842-
Advanced
Practice
Nursing Issues
 

   

Unless otherwise noted, each course is 8 weeks in length.


Summer Start Plan

  Fall A Fall B Spring A Spring B Summer
Year 1         NSC 834-
Advanced
Pathophysiology
 
Year 2 NSC 840-
Theoretical Foundation for EBP
 
MPH 855-
Principles of
Epidemiology
 
NSC 842-
Advanced
Practice
Nursing Issues
 
NSC 890- Synthesizing Evidence
for ANP
 
NSC 892-
Evidence-based Project for ANP
Year 3 NSC 830-
Advanced
Pharmacology
+ Professional
Liability
Insurance

 

NSC 832-
Advanced
Health
Assessment
NSC 880- Rural
PMHNP I

NSC 800-
Advanced
Practice
(2 hours over 16 weeks)

NSC 881- Applied
Psychopharmacology
 
NSC 882- Rural
PMHNP II

NSC 800-
Advanced
Practice
 

Year 4 NSC 884- Rural
PMHNP III
+ Professional
Liability
Insurance
NSC 800-
Advanced
Practice
(3 hours over 16
weeks)
  NSC 886- Rural
PMHNP
Internship
(6 hours over 16 weeks)
   

Unless otherwise noted, each course is 8 weeks in length.