Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Post-MSN)

The post-masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate is a university certificate including coursework in pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology and psychopharmacology. 

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Curriculum

Prerequisites:
  • NSC 830 Advanced Pharmacology (3 hours)
  • NSC 832 Advanced Health Assessment (3 hours)
  • NSC 834 Advanced Pathophysiology (3 hours)
Additional Courses:
  • NSC 800 Advanced Practice (concurrent Enrollment with 880, 882, and 884 for a total of 7 hours)
  • NSC 880 Advanced Health Assessment (3 hours)
  • NSC 881 Applied Psychopharmacology (3 hours)

  • NSC 882 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) II (3 hours)

  • NSC 884 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) III (3 hours)

  • NSC 886 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Internship (3 hours)

Schedule of Coursework

Prerequisites: Advanced Pathophysiology (NSC 834), Advanced Pharmacology (NSC 830) and Advanced Physical Assessment (NSC 832)
NOTE: Transfer of prerequisite courses will be determined by the faculty on an individual basis. 

 

 

Fall A

Fall B

Spring A

Spring B

Summer

Year 1

 

 

 

 

NSC 834 Advanced Pathophysiology

Year 2

NSC 830 Advanced Pharmacology

+ Professional Liability Insurance

NSC 832 Advanced Health Assessment

NSC 880 Rural PMHNP 1

NSC 800 Advanced Practice

(2 hours over 16 weeks)

NSC 881 Applied Pharmacology (2hours)

NSC 882 Rural PMHNP II (2 hours)

NSC 800 Advanced Practice
(2 hours)

Year 3

NSC 884 Rural PMHNP III (3 hours)
+ Professional Liability Insurance

NSC 800 Advanced Practice
(3 hours over 16 weeks)

 

NSC 886 Rural PMHNP Internship
(6 hours over 16 weeks)

 

 

*Need total of 7 hours of NSC 800
Unless otherwise noted, courses are 8 weeks in length.

 


Course Descriptions

NSC 800 Advanced Practice

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

830  Advanced Pharmacology

(3 hours)  A.  Prerequisite:  Admission to the MSN program or department approval.  Application of pharmacotherapeutic principles to the treatment and management of conditions across the life span.

832  Advanced Health Assessment

(3 hours) A. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSN program or department approval.  Emphasis is on the advanced skills necessary for Advanced Practice nursing in assessing the health status of clients from across the life span.  Diagnostic reasoning and systems approach will be emphasized.

834  Advanced Pathophysiology

(3 hours) A.  Prerequisite: Admission to the MSN program or department approval.  Application of advanced principles of pathophysiology to the diagnosis and treatment of conditions across the life span.

NSC 880 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

I. (2 hours) 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 hours) 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 hours) 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 hours) 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 hours) 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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