Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing


As a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, graduates of the program will be qualified to diagnose and treat clients with a wide variety of mental illnesses.  Students graduate with an advanced practice nursing (APN) degree and are eligible to take the psychiatric/mental health practitioner examination (ANCC) to become certified in the field.
Degree Requirements (43 credits)

Nursing Core (8 credits)

NURS6600     Intro. to Adv. Nursing Philosophies, Theories, Roles & Issues
NURS7701     Theory Development and Advanced Research
NURS7752     Master’s Project

Specialized Advanced Nursing Practice (35 credits)

NURS6615     Advanced Pharmacology
NURS6620     Advanced Nursing I: Health Assessment
NURS6621     Adv Nursing I: Health Assess Practicum
NURS6701     Psychopharmacology
NURS6702     Advanced Psych/MH Nursing I
NURS6703     Advanced Psych/MH Nursing I: Practicum
NURS6801     Advanced Psych/MH Nursing II
NURS6802     Advanced Psych/MH Nursing II: Practicum
NURS6810     Advanced Psych/MH Nursing III
NURS6811     Advanced Psych/MH Nursing III: Practicum
NURS7702     Advanced Pathophysiology
NURS7812     Family Systems Lecture
NURS7814     Family Systems Pracitcum
NURS7815     Advanced Practice Role Development