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
NURS9106Informatics
3
NURS9107Epidemiology
2
NURS9108Advanced Health Assessment
3
NURS9109Role Transition for APRN
2
NURS9110Health Policy Concerns in Delivery Systems
3
NURS9150Psychiatric Mental Health I
3
NURS9151Psychiatric Mental Health II
3
NURS9152
Psychiatric Mental Health III
2
NURS9153
Vulnerable Populations
1
NURS9708
Advanced Health Assessment Clinical
190
NURS9713Capstone Practice and Professional Issues
290
NURS9750
Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical I
2180
NURS9751
Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical II
2180
NURS9752
Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical III
2180
Total Credit Hours-MSN Opt Out43
Total Clinical Hours-MSN Opt Out720
NURS
9111
Biomedical Ethics
2
NURS
9112Role Transition for DNP Prepared APRN’s
2
NURS
9113
Biometrics
3
NURS
9114
Outcomes Management
2
NURS
9115
Scholarly Writing at the Graduate Level
1
NURS
9116Population Focused Collaborative Initiative
3
90
NURS
9117
Leadership & Management in Practice Transformation
3
NURS
9917
Clinical Project 1
3
180
NURS
9918
Clinical Project 2
3
180
NURS9919Clinical Project 3
3180
Elective 1
3
Elective 2
3
Elective 3
3
Total Credit Hours-Post MSN-DNP34
Total Applied Clinical Hours630
Post BSN-DNP Total Credit Hours77
Post BSN-DNP Total Clinical Hours1350
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 9106 Informatics (3)

NURS 9107 Epidemiology (2)
Total Credits 665
Fall semester (15 weeks)

NURS 9108 Advanced Health Assessment (3)

NURS 9708 Advanced Health Assessment Clinical
(90 hours) (1)

NURS 9109 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 9153Vulnerable Populations (1)
Total Credits 655
Fall semester (15 weeks)

NURS 9151 PMH2 (3)

NURS 9751 PMH2 Clinical
(180 hours)
Spring semester (15 weeks)

NURS 9110 Health Policy Concerns in Delivery Systems (3)

NURS 9713 Capstone/Practice and Professional Issues
(90 hours) (2)
Summer semester (10 weeks)

Graduate Intensive on Campus

NURS 9111 Biomedical Ethics (2)

NURS 9112 Role Transition for DNP-Prepared APRNs (2)

NURS 9115 Scholarly Writing at the Doctoral Level (1)
Total Credits 55

MSN Opt-Out
MSN Comprehensive Exam
Total Credits: 43
Total Clinical Hours: 720
5
Fall semester (15 weeks)

NURS 9113 Biometrics (3)

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

NURS 9116 Pop Focused Collaborative Initiative (90 applied clinical hours) (3)

Elective 1 (3)
Summer semester (10 weeks)

Graduate Intensive on Campus

NURS 9917 Clinical Project 1 (180 applied clinical hours) (3)

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

NURS 9117 Leadership and Management in Practice Transformation (3)

NURS 9918 Clinical Project 2 (180 applied clinical hours) (3)
Spring semester (15 weeks)

NURS 9919 Clinical Project 3 (180 applied clinical hours) (3)

Elective 3

Total Credits 66
Non-Nursing Graduate Electives
Course PrefixCourse NumberCourse TitleShort Description
EDUF7130Learning Theories and ApplicationsExamines the principles and theories of learning that serve as the basis for educational models and practices.
EDUF8131Theories of AdolescenceThe rapidly changing world of today's adolescents and the ever-changing nature of the field of adolescence will be examined from three perspectives: theory, research and contemporary social forces.
EDUF8133Interaction and LearningExamine views of learning which emphasize the importance of interaction, authenticity and the social construction of knowledge. Students will also explore instructional practices and assessment issues consistent with these perspectives.
EDUF8134Models of MotivationCritically examines how contemporary models of motivation are utilized to improve the delivery of instruction.
EDUF8135Thinking and Problem SolvingExamines current conceptions and models of critical thinking and creative problem solving as they relate to learning and instruction.
EDUF8136Theories of Human DevelopmentExamines theories of human development, with a focus on infancy to adolescence.
EDUR7130
Educational Research
A comprehensive overview of topics related to research as it is applied to educational settings.
EDUR
8131
Educational Statistics I
Topics covered in this course include central tendency, variability, distributions, correlation, significance testing, t-tests, linear regression and chi-square analysis. (pre req - EDUR 7130)
EDUR
8231
Applied Qualitative Research Methods
This course will provide practical experience applying qualitative research methods in a variety of settings. (pre req - EDUR 7130)
EDUR
8331
Applied Measurement
This course will provide an introduction to concepts and practices in measurement and survey research. (pre req- EDUR 7130 & 8131)
EDLD
8431
Higher Education Law
Explores basic legal precepts and their application to institutions of higher education, primarily using the case study method and discussion.
EDLD
8432
Higher Education Finance
Fiscal management and budgeting practices applicable to higher education institutions are the focus of this course.
EDLD
8436
Grant Development / Administration
Students will learn the methods and processes of project development, funding source development, and proposal writing.
EDLD
8135
Educational Planning
This course examines concepts and theories relating to various forms and approaches of planning at the school district and postsecondary educational levels.
EDLD
8435
Higher Education Policy
Examines policy-formation processes in higher education institutions.
PUBH
5520G
Introduction to Public Health
This course is designed to give students a foundation in the core functions of the population-based public health (assessment, policy development and assurance).
PUBH
6532
Environmental Health
This course is a survey of specific environmental conditions and factors that contribute to the development of health problems in communities.
PUBH
6533
Epidemiology
This course provides an introduction to many important topics in epidemiology for public health practice.
PUBH
6534
Health Policy and Management
The course provides a comprehensive introduction and overview to public health management and administration.
PUBH
6535
Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Health
This course is designed to familiarize students with the history and current applications of social and behavioral sciences as they are applied to public health practice and research.
PUBH
6541
Bioistatistics
This course examines statistics in public health and related health sciences.
PUBH
7132
Scientific Basis of Public Health
This course explores the scientific basis of 21st century disease processes including a survey of the origins, natural history, factors influencing individual and community risk.
PUBH
9132
Public Health Perspectives in Community Based and Translational Research
This course will familiarize students with concepts, issues, and skills relevant to translational research approaches in public health.
PUBH
9134
Professionalism and Ethics in Public Health Practice Research
This course explores critical issues related to the professional development of public health practitioners and ethical responsibilities necessary to assume leadership roles in the field.

Last updated: 4/5/2018

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