Nursing—Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CAGS
We offer specialized and flexible program options in psychiatric mental health nursing for nurse practitioners (NPs) with certification in another specialty. Classes are offered during the late afternoon and early evening hours to accommodate the multiple responsibilities of adult learners. This is a 24-semester-hour program of study. Upon completion of the psychiatric mental health advanced practice Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) program, graduates are eligible to sit for available national certification exams in their area of practice.
Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.
A grade of B or higher is required in each course.
|Family Psychiatric Core|
|NRSG 6281||Dimensions of Clinical Practice||3|
|NRSG 6282||Clinical Psychopharmacology||3|
|NRSG 6283||Psychobiological Bases of Mental Disorders||3|
|NRSG 6286||Contemporary Psychotherapies—Theory and Practice||3|
|Family Psychiatric Practicum|
|NRSG 6480||Psychiatric Practicum across the Life Span 1||5|
|NRSG 6481||Psychiatric Practicum across the Life Span 2||5|
|Complete 2 semester hours from the following subject area:||2|
Program Credit/GPA Requirements
24 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required