Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate Curriculum

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Both synchronous (live, real-time) and asynchronous (on your own, not live) formats are used.  Most of the course work is asynchronous but live sessions are scheduled in selected online courses. Students should consult with individual course syllabi for specific live session requirements. Students come with a variety of educational backgrounds. Therefore, when a student already has an MSN, a gap analysis must be performed by the Program Director to create an individualized program of study.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate Curriculum Courses
* Below is an example of the curriculum. Course offerings may change as decided by the program director*
Course SubjectCourse NumberCourse TitleCredit HoursClinical Hours
NURS
9103
Psychodynamics of Health
2
NURS
9150
Psychiatric Mental Health I

3
NURS

9151
Psychiatric Mental Health II
3
NURS
9152

Psychiatric Mental Health III

2
NURS
9153
Vulnerable Populations

1
NURS9713Capstone/Practice and Professional Issues
290
NURS
9750

Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical I

2
180
NURS
9751

Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical II

2
180
NURS
9752

Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical III

2
180
Total Credit Hours19
Total Clinical Hours630
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program of Study
Prior to Start of Program
Graduate Intensive-Mandatory program orientation via online modules and 4 days on campus workshops.
Fall semester (15 weeks)Spring semester (15 weeks)Summer semester (10 weeks)
NURS 9103 Pyschodymanics of Health (2)NURS 9150 PMH1 (3)

NURS 9750 PMH1 Clinical (2)
(180 hours)
Graduate Intensive on campus

NURS 9152 PMH3 (2)

NURS 9752 PMH3 Clinical (2)
(180 hours)

NURS 9153 Vulnerable Populations (1)
Total Credits255
Fall semester (15 weeks)Spring semester (15 weeks)
NURS 9151 PMH2 (3)

NURS 9751 PMH2 Clinical (2)
(180 hours)
NURS 9713 Capstone/Practice and Professional Issues (2)
(90 hours)
Total Credits52

Last updated: 2/15/2018

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