Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate – Family (Post-MSN)

The departmental post-masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-Family Certificate has the following pre-requisites:

NSC 830: Advanced Pharmacology, NSC 832: Advanced Health Assessment, NSC 834: Advanced Pathophysiology or the equivalent. Applicants must also hold a current certification as either an adult psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist, or adult psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, or current certification as either child/adolescent psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist, or child/adolescent psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.

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Curriculum

All program participants:

Participants certified in adult:

Participants certified in child/adolescent:

Total: 8-10 hours

Course Descriptions

NSC 800 Advanced Practice

(1-6) A. Advanced practice clinical experience. Students will retake for the minimum number of hours required for their specialty option.

NSC 880 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner ( PMHNP)

I. (2) A. Prerequisites: NSC 830, 832, 834, 840, and HEA 855, each with a minimum grade of B. Corequisites: NSC 800 and 881. Theoretical and diagnostic knowledge necessary to diagnose and treat psychiatric disorders across the life span. Competencies in working with individuals are developed.

NSC 881 Applied Psychopharmacology

(2) A. Prerequisite: NSC 830, NSC 832, and NSC 834, each with a minimum grade of B. Corequisite: NSC 880. Applies theoretical and diagnostic knowledge related to prescribing psychopharmacological treatment of psychiatric disorders across the life span.

NSC 882 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) II

(2) A. Prerequisite: NSC 880 and 881, each with a minimum grade of B. Corequisite: NSC 800. Theoretical and diagnostic knowledge necessary to diagnose and treat psychiatric disorders across the life span. Competencies in working with families are developed.

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