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Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (FPMHNP)

A Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) is an advanced practice nurse that seeks to improve the mental health of individuals across the lifespan.

Our program looks to prepare nurses as expert providers of care to clients with psychiatric concerns across various health care settings. Program faculty equip students with the advanced clinical judgment and expertise needed to assess, diagnose, plan, implement, manage and evaluate holistic plans of care. Students are prepared to provide various interventions, including treatment with psychotropic medications, individual, group, and family psychotherapy, crisis intervention, and collaboration with integrated care teams.

Additionally, the program fosters the roles of educator, leader, and change agent that are essential to provide evidence-driven advanced practice psychiatric care.

Upon graduation, students will meet the criteria to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification examination.  


Degree Completition

88 Credits

Total for DNP - FMPHNP Program

900 Clinical Hours

Total for DNP Program

200 Project Hours

Total for DNP Program

Program Details

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Year 1 - Fall

COURSE TYPE CREDIT
NURS 565: Nurse as Educator 1 3
NURS 621: Clinical Pathophysiology 1 3
NURS 626: Leadership for the APRN 1 3
NURS 632: Statistics and Methods for the DNP Project 1 4
TOTAL 13

Year 1 - Spring

COURSE TYPE CREDIT
NURS 607: Advanced Health Assessment 2 3
NURS 612: Family Nursing Theory 1 3
NURS 616: Advanced Nursing Research 1 3
NURS 640: Advanced Pharmacology 1 3
TOTAL 12

Year 1 - Summer

COURSE TYPE CREDIT
NURS 608: Epidemiology and Population Health 1 3
NURS 613: Innovation in Information, Quality, and Safety 1 3
TOTAL 6

Year 2 - Fall

COURSE TYPE CREDIT
NURS 609: Family Psychiatric & Mental Health Theory 1 3
NURS 637: Advanced Scholarly Writing for the DNP 1 3
NURS 627: Clinical Management/FPMHNP I (225 hours) 3 6
NURS 710: Foundations of the DNP Project 1 3
TOTAL 15

Year 2 - Spring

COURSE TYPE CREDIT
NURS 610: Nursing Theory 1 3
NURS 620: Legal & Ethical Issues 1 3
NURS 628: Clinical Management/FPMHNP II (225 hours) 3 6
NURS 722: DNP Project I (50 hours) 1 3
TOTAL 15

Year 2 - Summer

COURSE TYPE CREDIT
NURS 713: Advancements Information, Quality and Safety 1 3
NURS 723: DNP Project II (50 hours) 1 3
TOTAL 6

Year 3 - Fall

COURSE TYPE CREDIT
NURS 629: Clinical Management/FPMHNP III (225 hours) 3 6
NURS 711: Organization Behavior and Systems Leadership 1 3
NURS 725: DNP Project III (50 hours) 1 3
TOTAL 12

Year 3 - Spring

COURSE TYPE CREDIT
NURS 605: Health Policy 1 3
Clinical Immersion (225 hours) 3 5
Project Defense (50 hours)  2 1
TOTAL 9

Course Instruction Types

  1. Online Coursework
  2. Blended coursework w/ Interactive Conferencing (Blended Learning replaces SOME face-to-face instruction with online instruction AND Interactive Conferencing)
  3. Blended coursework w/ Interactive Conferencing AND clinical requirement (Blended Learning replaces SOME face-to-face instruction with online instruction AND Interactive Conferencing AND clinical experience)
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