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  School of Nursing 2019-2021 Postbaccalaureate Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) Programs Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Curriculum  

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Curriculum


The postbaccalaureate D.N.P. psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner program is 74 credits with 720 clinical hours devoted to precepted nurse practitioner (NP) practice and a minimum of 500 project hours in which students develop, implement, evaluate, and disseminate their D.N.P. projects.

Graduates will be eligible to sit for certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner.

Core Courses
  • NURS 5104 - Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
  • NURS 5105 - Advanced Clinical Pharmacology (3)
  • ADHA 5107 - Advanced Health Assessment (3)
D.N.P. Core Courses
  • NURS 6010 - Clinical Scholarship (2)
  • NURS 6060 - Clinical Inquiry for Evidence-Based Practice (3)
  • NURS 6930 - Information Technology for Evidence-Based Practice (3)
  • NURS 6880 - Leadership for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (3)
  • NURS 6020 - Management and Analysis of Health Data for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (3)
  • NURS 6940 - Evidence Translation and Implementation Science (3)
  • NURS 6780 - Health Care Economics and Business Practices for Advanced Practice Nurses (3)
  • NURS 6040 - Determinants of Health (3)
  • NURS 6980 - Epidemiology and Population Health (3)
  • NURS 6030 - D.N.P. Project Planning and Proposal Development (3)
  • NURS 6982 - D.N.P. Project Implementation (3)
Specialty Courses
  • MHP 6090 - Principles of Psychopharmacology (3)
  • MHP 6110 - Theoretical Foundations of Psychotherapy (3)
  • MHP 6310 - Biopsychosocial Assessment and Differential Diagnosis in Advanced Practice Nursing (3)
  • MHP 6140 - Human Behavior Theory I: Care of the Adult and the Older Adult and Family (3)
  • MHP 6150 - Human Behavior Practicum I: Care of the Adult and the Older Adult and Family (3) (180 clinical hours)
  • MHP 6160 - Human Behavior Theory II: Care of the Adult and the Older Adult and Family (3)
  • MHP 6170 - Human Behavior Practicum II: Care of the Adult and the Older Adult and Family (3) (180 clinical hours)
  • MHP 6180 - Human Behavior Theory III: Care of the Child and Adolescent and Family (3)
  • MHP 6190 - Human Behavior Practicum III: Care of the Child and Adolescent and Family (3) (180 clinical hours)
  • MHP 6210 - Human Behavior Theory IV: Care of the Specialty Populations (3)
  • MHP 6220 - Human Behavior Practicum IV: Care of the Specialty Populations (3) (180 clinical hours)
 
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