College of Nursing
MSN for Non-Nurses: Advanced Practice Nursing Immersion

Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

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    The Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialty requires completion of 116-119 course credits and 600 advanced practice nursing clinical hours. All students choose between the Scholarly Project (3 credits) and Thesis (6 credits) for their capstone experience.

    Typical Program of Study 

    First Year

    Summer Quarter Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
    NURSI 505 - Pharmacology for Nursing Care (3)
    NURS 524 - Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
    NURSI 541 - Foundational Concepts and Skills for Nursing (6)
    NURS 502 - Vulnerability, Culture, and Nursing (2)
    NURS 504 - Concepts and Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing (3)
    NURS 520 Epidemiological Analysis of Populations at Risk (4)
    NURSI 544 - Nursing Care of the Well Family (5)
    NURS 514 - Critical Inquiry I (3)
    NURS 521 - Psychosocial Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing (3)
    NURSI 532 - Nursing Care for Mental Health (4)
    NURSI 545 - Leadership, Delegation, and Coordination of Care (1)
    NURSI 549 - Nursing Care during Altered Health: Pediatrics (2)
    NURSI 559 - Clinical Practice in Nursing Care during Altered Health: Pediatrics (3)
    NURSI 531 - Nursing Care in the Community (6)
    NURSI 548 - Nursing Care during Altered Health: Adults (3)
    NURSI 558 - Clinical Practice in Nursing Care during Altered Health: Adults (4)
    NURS 565 - Advanced Pharmacology for Nursing Care (2)
    NURS 599 - Scholarly Project or Thesis (1)
    Total Credits: 12 Total Credits: 14 Total Credits: 16 Total Credits: 16

    Second Year

    Summer Quarter Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
    NURS 501 - Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion (4)
    NURS 522 - Advanced Pharmacological Applications for Primary Care (3)
    NURS 575 - Advanced Health Assesment and Differential Diagnosis (2)
    NURS 510 - Ethical Considerations and Health Policy in Nursing (4)
    NURS 532 - Neurobiology of Psychiatric Mental Health and Addictions (3)
    NURS 538 - Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (4)
    NURS 599 - Scholarly Project
    or Thesis (1-2)
    NURS 509 - Advanced Nursing Practice Roles and Functions (3)
    NURS 533 - Psychosocial Aspects of the Addictions (3)
    NURS 552 - Psychopharmacology in Advanced Practice Nursing (3)
    NURS 599 - Scholarly Project
    or Thesis (1-2)
    NURS 516 - Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Care (3)
    NURS 530 - Advanced Psychiatric Nursing: Counseling (3)
    NURS 534 - Principles of Addiction Treatment (3)
    NURS 599 - Scholarly Project
    or Thesis (0-3)
    Total Credits: 9 Total Credits: 11-13 Total Credits: 9-11 Total Credits: 9-12

    Third Year

    Summer Quarter Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
      NURS 535 - Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Psychiatric Health Disorders and Addictions I (6 credits clinical=180 contact hours) (6) NURS 536 - Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Psychiatric Health Disorders and Addictions II (6 credits clinical=180 contact hours) (6) NURS 537 - Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Psychiatric Health Disorders and Addictions III (6 credits clinical=180 contact hours) (6)
      Total Credits: 6 Total Credits: 6 Total Credits: 6

    Total program credits: 116-119

    Total Advanced Practice Clinical Hours: 600 

    A typical program of study is subject to change based on faculty and other resource availability.