Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
View the core, clinical core, and specialty courses that will prepare to be a critical care partner for those who need it most and set you up for success in taking your certification exam.
11 Credits // MSN Students Only
NRG 5000 // Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice // 3 Credit Hours
NRG 5002 // Health Care Delivery // 3 Credit Hours
NRG 5005 // Evidence-Based Practice for the Advanced Nursing Role // 3 Credit Hours
NRG 5910 // Leadership Roles in Healthcare Organizations // 2 Credit Hours
11 Credits // MSN Students Only
Clinical Core Courses
NRG 5101 // Advanced Health and Physical Assessment // 3 Credit Hours
NRG 5102 // Advanced Pathophysiology // 3 Credit Hours
NRG 5103 // Advanced Pharmacology // 3 Credit Hours
NRG 5105 // Advanced Health and Physical Assessment Lab with APN Skills // 2 Credit Hours
26 Credits // MSN + Certificate Students
NRG5313 // Neuroscience and Psychopharmacology // 4 Credit Hours
NRG5314 // PMHNP Psychopathological Disorders & Psychotherapy // 3 Credit Hours
NRG5315 // PMHNP Psychotherapy for Individuals, Groups, & Families Residency // 2 Credit Hours
NRG5316 // PMHNP Diagnosis and Management Across the Lifespan I // 3 Credit Hours
NRG5316R // PMHNP Diagnosis and Management Across the Lifespan I Residency // 2 Credit Hours
NRG5317 // PMHNP Diagnosis and Management Across the Lifespan II // 3 Credit Hours
NRG5317R // PMHNP Diagnosis and Management Across the Lifespan II Residency // 2 Credit Hours
NRG5318 // PMHNP Diagnosis and Management Across the Lifespan III // 3 Credit Hours
NRG5318R // PMHNP Diagnosis and Management Across the Lifespan III Residency // 2.5 Credit Hours
Ideal Candidates Are:
Created for Today's Healthcare Heroes
The ability to function as an educator, leader, consultant, advocate, and change agent is essential to the development of clinical expertise in this role.
Self-Motivated and Flexible
Seeking learning options that offer the convenience of online classes with hands-on, skill-building labs that simulate real-world scenarios.
Looking to differentiate themselves with specialized skills.
Taking advantage of professional growth opportunities.
Passionate Healthcare Advocates
Who want to lead, not manage.
Graduate Skill- and Certification-Ready
Clinical Practice Experience
Graduate students will complete a series of clinical practice sessions designed to provide the opportunity for the application of theoretical knowledge while working with a designated, qualified preceptor. The clinical practice experience occurs in a variety of clinical sites.
Upon completing the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner MSN and post-graduate certificate programs, individuals will be eligible to sit for the psychiatric-mental certification examination offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
By the Numbers
Take Care of Yourself. Take Care of Others.
1 American Association of Nurse Practitioners. 2019. Are You Considering a Career as Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner? Five Facts You Should Know About PMHNP. Retrieved at https://www.aanp.org/news-feed/are-you-considering-a-career-as-psychiatric-mental-health-nurse-practitioner.
2 American Association of Nurse Practitioners. 2019. NP Fact Sheet. Retrieved at https://www.aanp.org/about/all-about-nps/np-fact-sheet.