Nursing—Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MS
We offer specialized and flexible program options in psychiatric mental health nursing. Part-time and full-time programs are available. Classes are offered during the late afternoon and early evening hours to accommodate the multiple responsibilities of adult learners.
- For nurses who have a baccalaureate degree in nursing, the Master of Science (MS) option is a 43-semester-hour program.
- For nurses with master’s preparation in other nursing specialties, the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) option is a 24-semester-hour program.
- For those who wish to pursue a career in nursing and possess a baccalaureate degree or higher in a related (non-nursing) field, a direct-entry program is available.
Upon completion of the psychiatric mental health advanced-practice nursing graduate program curriculum, 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.
|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|
|NRSG 5118||Healthcare System and Professional Role Development||3|
|NRSG 5121||Epidemiology and Population Health||3|
|NRSG 5117||Advanced Pharmacology||2|
|NRSG 5126||Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice||3|
|NRSG 6115||Health Assessment||3|
|NRSG 6480||Psychiatric Practicum across the Life Span 1||5|
|NRSG 6481||Psychiatric Practicum across the Life Span 2||5|
|NRSG 7105||Translating Research Evidence into Practice||3|
|NRSG 7110||Evidence-Based Practice Research Application||2|
|Complete 2 semester hours in the following subject area:||2|
Program Credit/GPA Requirements
43 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required