The School of Nursing offers 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.
Please visit Bouvé College Learning Outcomes for the specific student learning outcomes for this program.
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 6480||Psychiatric Practicum across the Life Span 1||5|
|NRSG 6481||Psychiatric Practicum across the Life Span 2||5|
|Complete 2 semester hours in the following subject area:||2|
Program Credit/GPA Requirements
24 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required