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 nurses with a diploma or associate degree from a nursing program, there is a 67-semester-hour BSN/MSN option.
- 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 5118||Healthcare System and Professional Role Development||3|
|NRSG 5121||Epidemiology and Population Health||3|
|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|
|NRSG 5117||Advanced Pharmacology||2|
|NRSG 5126||Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice||3|
|NRSG 6115||Health Assessment||3|
|Family Psychiatric Practicum|
|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 from the following subject area:||2|
Program Credit/GPA Requirements
43 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required