Curriculum - MS in Nursing, concentration in Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Nurse Practitioner

Courses in the Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Nurse Practitioner dual concentration offers nurses the opportunity to advance their knowledge base and clinical skills. Students in the dual concentration will be eligible to sit for both the psychiatric mental health and family nurse practitioner national certification exams. This concentration can be completed in less than three years (8 semesters) of full-time study.

Sample Program of Study

Fall I

  • NUR 521 Advanced Pharmacology
  • NUR 505 Advanced Health Assessment
  • NUR 529 Advanced Pathophysiology
  • NUR 503 Informatics in Healthcare - Students study the ethical management of data, information, knowledge, and technology to communicate and deliver safe quality healthcare within and across various healthcare settings. One thing that they do is evaluate real-world clinical guideline or care pathway levels based on the Level of Evidence Hierarchy Pyramid on an interactive pyramid.

Spring I

  • NUR 504 Approved Elective - Rural Interprofessional Course
  • NUR 520 Evidence Based Practice Roles and Processes
  • NUR 586 Primary Care for Rural Families I

Summer I

  • NUR 582 Psychiatric Treatment Modalities
  • NUR 585 Mental Health for Rural Families I

Fall II

  • NUR 502 Issues in Community Health for Rural Populations
  • NUR 501 Theoretical Models for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • NUR 588 Primary Care for Rural Families II

Spring II

  • NUR 522 Human Relations Management
  • NUR 587 Mental Health for Rural Families II
  • NUR 589 Mental Health Rural Families Residency

Summer II

  • NUR 580 Fiscal Resource Management
  • NUR 590 Primary Care for Rural Families Residency
  • NUR 599 Thesis (optional)

Total Hours = 53

Please note that courses are subject to change.