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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
7123
Psychodynamics of Health
2
NURS
8314Vulnerable Populations

1
NURS
8335
PMHNP 1- Mental Health Care of the Individual

3
NURS

8336
PMHNP 2-Mental Health Care of the Individual and Family with Substance Abuse3
NURS
8337

PMHNP 3-Complex Health Care of Special Populations

2
NURS8620Capstone/Practice and Professional Issues
290
NURS
9750

PMHNP 1- Mental Health Care of the Individual Clinical

2
180
NURS
9751

PMHNP 2-Mental Health Care of the Individual and Family with Substance Abuse Clinical

2
180
NURS
9752

PMHNP 3-Complex Health Care of Special Populations Clinical

2
180
Total Credit Hours19
Total Clinical Hours630
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program of Study
Fall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer Semester
NURS 7123 Pyschodymanics of Health (2)NURS 8335 PMHNP 1-Mental Health Care of the Individual (3)

NURS 8724 PMHNP 1-Mental Health Care of the Individual Clinical (2)
(180 clinical hours)
NURS 8336 PMHNP 2-Care of the Individual and Family with Substance Abuse (2)

NURS 8725 PMHNP 2-Care of the Individual and Family with Substance Abuse (2)
(180 clinical hours)

NURS 8314 Vulnerable Populations (1)
Total Credits255
Fall SemesterSpring Semester
NURS 8337 PMHNP 3-Complex Health Care of Special Populations (3)

NURS 8726 PMHNP 3-Complex Health Care of Special Populations Clinical (2)
(180 clinical hours)
NURS 8620 Capstone/Practice and Professional Issues (2)
(90 clinical hours)
Total Credits52

Last updated: 2/15/2018

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