Psychiatric Mental Health NP

MSN Specialty Track 6

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Program of study — 2 years full time — part-time options  
Required MSN core courses * are included in the schedule below.  

Required Courses

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
VARIOUS * Graduate Statistics 3
NRSG 602/802 * Nursing Scholarship 4
NRSG 603/817 * Leadership in Nursing 3
NRSG 604/804 * Health Systems Innovation & Improvement 3
NRSG 605/818 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nurses I 3
NRSG 606/883 Applied Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses 3
NRSG 607/833 Advanced Assessment Across the Life Span 3
NRSG 609/809 * Health Promotion for Populations 3
NRSG 662/862 Counseling Models in Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 3
NRSG 663/863 Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing with Adults 4
NRSG 664/864 Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing with Children & Adolescents 4
NRSG 665/867 Neuroscience of Psychopharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing 2
NRSG 668/868 Practicum in Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 7
  TOTAL - Psychiatric Mental Health NP 45

* Required course — MSN core curriculum 

Five-Semester Full-Time Plan of Study 

  FALL SPRING SUMMER
Year 1 Graduate Statistics

NRSG 605
Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nurses I

NRSG 662
Counseling Models in Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

NRSG 665
Neuroscience of Psychopharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing
NRSG 602
Nursing Scholarship

NRSG 606
Applied Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses

NRSG 663
Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing with Adults
NRSG 607
Advanced Assessment Across the Life Span (5 weeks)

In EVEN Years for 8 weeks session:
NRSG 603 *
Leadership in Nursing

In ODD years for 8 weeks session:
NRSG 609 *
Health Promotion for Populations
OR
NRSG 604
Health Systems Innovation & Improvement
Year 2 NRSG 609 *
Health Promotion for Populations
OR
NRSG 603
Leadership in Nursing
OR
NRSG 604
Health Systems Innovation & Improvement

NRSG 664
Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing with Children & Adolescents

NRSG 668 **
Practicum in Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
NRSG 604 *
Health Systems Innovation & Improvement
OR
NRSG 603
Leadership in Nursing
OR
NRSG 609
Health Promotion for Populations

NRSG 668 **
Practicum in Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
 

*  NRSG 602 and 603 are taught in the summer of even years; NRSG 604 and 609 are taught in the summer of odd years. These four core courses are also taught each fall and spring semesters.  

** Need 7 credits total of NRSG 668 over one or more semesters. Can take in later semesters if needed.  

  Part-time study options

  • We offer flexible, part-time study options to fit the busy lives of RNs.
  • For this specialty: a common part-time path is 6 semesters or 3 years.
  • You may take up to 5 years to complete your MSN.
  • Ask a graduate student services representative or faculty advisor for guidance in planning a part-time schedule that fits your goals, work schedule and family responsibilities.

Three-Year Part-Time Plan of Study 

  FALL SPRING SUMMER
Year 1 Graduate Statistics

NRSG 605
Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nurses I
NRSG 602
Nursing Scholarship

NRSG 604
Health Systems Innovation & Improvement
NRSG 607
Health Assessment Across the Life Span (5 weeks)
Year 2 NRSG 662
Counseling Models in Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

NRSG 665
Neuroscience of Psychopharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing
NRSG 663
Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing with Adults

NRSG 606
Applied Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses
NRSG 603
Leadership in Nursing (Even years)
OR
NRSG 609
Health Promotion for Populations (Odd years)
Year 3 NRSG 664
Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing with Children & Adolescents

NRSG 603
Leadership in Nursing
OR
NRSG 609
Health Promotion for Populations
NRSG 668 *
Practicum in Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
 

*  1 - 7 credits (need 7 credits total of NRSG 668 over 1 or more semesters. Can take in later semesters if needed.  

NP credentialing

Graduates are eligible to take the Nurse Practitioner certification exam in this specialty.  

Questions?

If you have questions, please call or email a student services representative.

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