PMHNP Curriculum

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The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track (PMHNP) consists of four didactic courses and three clinical courses. Each clinical course will consist of 180 clinical hours and will be completed in the setting of your choice with a qualified Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner within the state of Georgia and the facility must have a current Memorandum of Understanding with Georgia Southern University. While this is an online program, there will be 2 on-campus learning days per semester, as well as an on-campus Graduate Intensive.

Graduate Intensive Dates

Academic YearGraduate Intensive DatesLocation
2017-2018May 7, 2018 through May 10, 2018Statesboro campus
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Curriculum Courses
* Below is an example of the curriculum. Course offerings may change as decided by the program director*
Course SubjectCourse Number Course TitleCredit HoursClinical Hours
NURS9101
Theoretical Basis for Clinical Scholarship
2
NURS9102Research Design and Dissemination
2
NURS9103Psychodynamics of Health
2
NURS9104Pathophysiology & Differential Diagnosis
3
NURS9105Advanced Pharmacology
3
NURS9106Advanced Health Assessment
3
NURS9107Role Transition for APRN
2
NURS9108Informatics
3
NURS9109Epidemiology
2
NURS9110Health Policy Concerns in Delivery Systems
3
NURS9150Psychiatric Mental Health I
3
NURS9151Psychiatric Mental Health II
3
NURS9152
Psychiatric Mental Health III
2
NURS9154
Vulnerable Populations
1
NURS9706
Advanced Health Assessment Clinical
190
NURS9750
Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical I
2180
NURS9751
Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical II
2180
NURS9752
Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical III
2180
NURS9733Capstone Practice and Professional Issues
290
Total Credit Hours-MSN Opt Out43
Total Clinical Hours-MSN Opt Out720
NURS
9111
Biomedical Ethics
2
NURS
9113
Biometrics
3
NURS
9114
Outcomes Management
2
NURS
9115
Scholarly Writing at the Graduate Level
1
NURS
9116
Leadership & Management in Practice Transformation
3
NURS
9207
Role Transition for DNP Prepared APRN’s
2
NURS
9263
Population Focused Collaborative Initiative
3
NURS
9117
Clinical Project 1
3
NURS
9118
Clinical Project 2
3
NURS9119Clinical Project 3
3
Elective 1
3
Elective 2
3
Elective 3
3
Total Credit Hours-Post MSN-DNP34
Total Applied Clinical HoursMin. 500
Post BSN-DNP Total Credit Hours77
Post BSN-DNP Total Clinical Hours1220
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program of Study
Note: If you are receiving grant funds or foundation scholarships, you must be a full-time graduate student with a minimum five credit load per semester.
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Graduate Intensive-Mandatory program orientation via online modules and 4 days on campus workshops.
Fall semester (15 weeks)

NURS 9101 Theoretical Basis for Clinical
Scholarship (2)

NURS 9102 Research Design and Dissemination (2)

NURS 9103 Psychodynamics of Health (2)
Spring semester (15 weeks)

NURS 9104 Pathophysiology and Differential Diagnoses (3)

NURS 9105 Advanced Pharmacology (3)
Summer sessions (10 weeks)

Graduate Intensive on Campus

NURS 9108 Informatics (3)

NURS 9109 Epidemiology (2)
Total Credits 665
Fall semester (15 weeks)

NURS 9106 Advanced Health Assessment (3)

NURS 9706 Advanced Health Assessment Clinical
(90 hours) (1)

NURS 9107 Role Transition for APRN (2)


Spring semester (15 weeks)

NURS 9150 PMH1 (3)

NURS 9750 PMH1 Clinical
(180 hours) (2)
Summer sessions (10 weeks)

Graduate Intensive on Campus

NURS 9152 PMH3 (2)

NURS 9752 PMH3 Clinical
(180 hours) (2)

NURS 9154Vulnerable Populations (1)
Total Credits 655
Fall semester (15 weeks)

NURS 9151 PMH2 (3)

NURS 9751 PMH3 Clinical
(180 hours)
Spring semester (15 weeks)

NURS 9110 Health Policy Concerns in Delivery Systems (3)

NURS 9733 Capstone/Practice and Professional Issues
(90 hours) (2)
Summer semester (10 weeks)

Graduate Intensive on Campus

NURS 9111 Biomedical Ethics (2)

NURS 9207 Role Transition for DNP-Prepared APRNs (2)

NURS 9115 Scholarly Writing at the Doctoral Level (1)
Total Credits 555
Fall semester (15 weeks)

NURS 9113 Biometrics (3)

NURS 9114 Outcome Mgmt (2)
Spring semester (15 weeks)

NURS 9263 Pop Focused Collaborative Initiative (3)

Elective 1 (3)
Summer semester (10 weeks)

Graduate Intensive on Campus

NURS 9117 Clinical Project 1 (3)

Elective 2 (3)
Total Credits 566
Fall semester (15 weeks)

NURS 9116 Leadership and Management in Practice Transformation (3)

NURS 9118 Clinical Project 2 (3)
Spring semester (15 weeks)

NURS 9119 Clinical Project 3 (3)

Elective 3

Total Credits 66

Last updated: 2/15/2018

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