Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Post-MSN)

The post-masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate is a university certificate with prerequisites of NSC 830: Advanced Pharmacology, NSC 832: Advanced Health Assessment, NSC 834: Advanced Pathophysiology or the equivalent.

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Curriculum

Total hours: 22 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.

NSC 884 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) III

(3) A. Prerequisite: NSC 882 with a minimum grade of B. Corequisite: NSC 800. Theoretical and diagnostic knowledge necessary to diagnose and treat psychiatric disorders across the life span. Group skills, community resources and the context of professional practice are examined.

NSC 886 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Internship

(6) A. Prerequisite: NSC 884 with a minimum grade of B and seven hours of NSC 800. Prerequisite/Corequisite: NSC 842 with a minimum grade of B. Synthesis of theoretical and diagnostic knowledge to promote mental health and maintain mental health across the life span. Systematically examines opportunities for improving PMHNP practice.

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