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Curriculum

*DNP Core Courses are held on Monday through Saturday for a minimum of six (6) times pre-scheduled classes during a semester. Students’ practicum experiences may occur weekdays, weekends, evenings and/or nights.

Full-Time Curriculum Plan for BSN to DNP
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Concentration
(94 Total Semester Credits)

BSN ENTRY LEVEL DNP – PMHNP
First Year - Summer (7 Credits) First Year - Fall (16 Credits) First Year - Spring (10 Credits)
NURS 7103 Organization and Systems Leadership (4)
NURS 7105 Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
HLSC 6409 Advanced Pharmacology (3)
HLSC 6410 Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
BIOS 6100 Biostatistical Methods I (4)
NURS 7203 Research Design and Methodology (3)
NURS 7101 Theoretical and Philosophical Foundations of Nursing (3)
NURS 7209 Advanced Practice Nursing Psychopharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics Across the Lifespan (3)
NURS 6315 Advanced Health Assessment (4)
HLSC 7426 Clinical Neuroanatomy, Neurophysiology, and Mental Health (3)
Second Year - Summer (6 Credits) Second Year - Fall (15 Credits) Second Year - Spring (15 Credits)
NURS 6324 Introduction to Epidemiology (3)
NURS 7207 Advanced Psychiatric-Mental Health Assessment & Diagnostics (3)
NURS 7109 Health Outcomes: Information Systems, Measurement, Analysis and Management (3)
NURS 7481 Evidence-Based Practice (4)
NURS 7210 Clinical Modalities Across the Lifespan in Advanced Practice Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: Individual and Group (6)
NURS 7208 Family Systems: Theory and Therapy (2)
NURS 7110 Scholarly Project I: Project Development (3)
NURS 7021 Advanced Nursing Practicum I (1/60)
NURS 7211 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner I: Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health (8)
NURS 7707 Genetics and Health Promotion (3)
Third Year - Summer (5 Credits) Third Year - Fall (12 Credits) Third Year - Spring (8 Credits)
NURS 7120 Scholarly Project II: Implementation (3)
NURS 7022 Advanced Nursing Practicum II (2/120)
NURS 7306 Health Policy and Politics (3)
NURS 7212 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner II: Adult and Gerontology Mental Health (9)
NURS 7130 Scholarly Project III: Project Dissemination (3)
NURS 7023 Advanced Nursing Practicum III (2/120)
NURS 7213 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner III: Reflective Practice and Role Transition (3)