MSN to DNP: Advanced Practice

The Advanced Practice DNP is a practice-focused doctorate for those with certification in an advanced specialty of nursing practice; it is comparable to clinical doctorates in other health disciplines such as pharmacy, physical therapy, and medicine. The Advanced Practice MSN-DNP program will give you the skills you need to excel in today's complex, challenging and ever-changing healthcare environment.

PMHNP Concentration

In response to the overwhelming demand for mental health care today and frequent requests from non-psychiatric Nurse Practitioners for education in psychiatric-mental health care to better meet the needs of their clients, the Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies offers an expanded MSN-DNP program that includes the didactic and clinical courses required to sit for ANCC certification as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). Individuals who currently hold certification as a non-psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (e.g. FNP, ANP, PNP, etc.) and are interested in achieving additional certification as a PMHNP may apply to the Advanced Practice MSN-DNP program with a specialization focus in advanced practice psychiatric nursing.
 

Foundation Core Courses
NS 0601Epidemiology and Biostatistics3
NS 0608Research Methods for Evidenced-Based Practice3
NS 0609Role Reflective Practice for MSN-DNP Students1
DNP Core Courses
NS 0602Healthcare Economics and Marketing3
NS 0611Population Health3
NS 0612Research Translation for Clinical Practice3
NS 0614Information Technology for Healthcare Improvement3
NS 0615Leadership and Interprofessional Collaboration3
NS 0687DNP Immersion 18
NS 0697DNP Seminar I1
NS 0699DNP Seminar II1
Total Credits32
PMHNP Concentration
NS 0650Psychopathology3
NS 0652Mental Health Nursing of Individuals3
NS 0659Foundational Clinical Skills for Advanced Psychiatric Nursing Practice3
NS 0661Mental Health Nursing of Groups and Families Across the Lifespan2
NS 0663Primary Mental Health Nursing Across the Lifespan2
NS 0665Mental Health Nursing of Children and Adolescents2
NS 0666APracticum I: PMHNP4
NS 0666BPracticum II: PMHNP4
NS 0666CPracticum III: PMHNP4
NS 0667Psychopharmacology2
Total Credits29

Advanced Practice MSN to DNP

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
NS 0608 Research Methods for Evidenced-Based Practice 3
NS 0609 Role Reflective Practice for MSN-DNP Students 1
NS 0611 Population Health 3
 Credits7
Spring
NS 0601 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 3
NS 0615 Leadership and Interprofessional Collaboration 3
NS 0697 DNP Seminar I 1
 Credits7
Summer
NS 0602 Healthcare Economics and Marketing 3
NS 0612 Research Translation for Clinical Practice 3
NS 0687 DNP Immersion 1 2
 Credits8
Second Year
Fall
NS 0614 Information Technology for Healthcare Improvement 3
NS 0687 DNP Immersion 1 2
NS 0699 DNP Seminar II 1
 Credits6
Spring
NS 0687 DNP Immersion 1 4
 Credits4
 Total Credits32

Advanced Practice MSN to DNP with PMHNP Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
NS 0609 Role Reflective Practice for MSN-DNP Students 1
NS 0611 Population Health 3
NS 0650 Psychopathology 3
NS 0665 Mental Health Nursing of Children and Adolescents 2
 Credits9
Spring
NS 0659 Foundational Clinical Skills for Advanced Psychiatric Nursing Practice 3
NS 0652 Mental Health Nursing of Individuals 3
NS 0697 DNP Seminar I 1
 Credits7
Summer
NS 0667 Psychopharmacology 2
NS 0666A Practicum I: PMHNP 4
 Credits6
Second Year
Fall
NS 0608 Research Methods for Evidenced-Based Practice 3
NS 0661 Mental Health Nursing of Groups and Families Across the Lifespan 2
NS 0666B Practicum II: PMHNP 4
 Credits9
Spring
NS 0601 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 3
NS 0663 Primary Mental Health Nursing Across the Lifespan 2
NS 0666C Practicum III: PMHNP 4
 Credits9
Summer
NS 0602 Healthcare Economics and Marketing 3
NS 0612 Research Translation for Clinical Practice 3
NS 0687 DNP Immersion 2
 Credits8
Third Year
Fall
NS 0614 Information Technology for Healthcare Improvement 3
NS 0687 DNP Immersion 3
NS 0699 DNP Seminar II 1
 Credits7
Spring
NS 0615 Leadership and Interprofessional Collaboration 3
NS 0687 DNP Immersion 3
 Credits6
 Total Credits61