BSN to DNP: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Track

The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner track prepares advanced practice nurses to provide care in a wide variety of settings - institutional, community-based, and private practice. Students learn to care for individuals suffering from a variety of mental disorders, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and thought disorders. Clients range in age from the child to the older adult, and are from diverse ethnic and socio-economic groups. Students learn to assess, diagnose, treat, and evaluate outcomes. Medication management is an important part of the curriculum. Students' clinical practice sites span the state and provide experiences in hospitals, clinics, private practices, correctional facilities, and schools. The DNP Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner track requires 76 credits of coursework and completion of a DNP Project.

Foundation Core Courses
NS 0601Epidemiology and Biostatistics3
NS 0605Advanced Healthcare Policy3
NS 0608Research Methods for Evidenced-Based Practice3
NS 0610Advanced Nursing Roles and Reflective Practice3
DNP Core Courses
NS 0611Population Health3
NS 0612Research Translation for Clinical Practice3
NS 0613Finance and Quality Management in Healthcare Organizations3
NS 0614Information Technology for Healthcare Improvement3
NS 0615Leadership and Interprofessional Collaboration3
NS 0687DNP Immersion 18
NS 0697DNP Seminar I 21
NS 0699DNP Seminar II 21
Advanced Practice Core Courses
NS 0604Advanced Health Assessment4
NS 0640Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology3
NS 0641Advanced Pharmacology3
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
CN 0455Group Work: Theory and Practice3
NS 0650Psychopathology3
NS 0652Mental Health Nursing of Individuals3
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 Credits76
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A total of 1000 practicum/immersion hours is required for the DNP, with the exception of the Nurse Anesthesia program which requires a minimum of 2250 hours. For MSN to DNP students, these hours include documented hours of supervision in an MSN program.

BSN to DNP: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Track (Full Time)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
NS 0608 Research Methods for Evidenced-Based Practice 3
NS 0610 Advanced Nursing Roles and Reflective Practice 3
NS 0640 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology 3
 Credits9
Spring
NS 0601 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 3
NS 0604 Advanced Health Assessment 4
NS 0641 Advanced Pharmacology 3
NS 0697 DNP Seminar I 1
 Credits11
Summer
NS 0605 Advanced Healthcare Policy 3
NS 0611 Population Health 3
NS 0612 Research Translation for Clinical Practice 3
 Credits9
Second Year
Fall
NS 0613 Finance and Quality Management in Healthcare Organizations 3
NS 0614 Information Technology for Healthcare Improvement 3
NS 0650 Psychopathology 3
 Credits9
Spring
CN 0455 Group Work: Theory and Practice 3
NS 0615 Leadership and Interprofessional Collaboration 3
NS 0652 Mental Health Nursing of Individuals 3
 Credits9
Summer
NS 0665 Mental Health Nursing of Children and Adolescents 2
NS 0666A Practicum I: PMHNP 4
NS 0667 Psychopharmacology 2
NS 0687 DNP Immersion 1 2
 Credits10
Third Year
Fall
NS 0661 Mental Health Nursing of Groups and Families Across the Lifespan 2
NS 0666B Practicum II: PMHNP 4
NS 0687 DNP Immersion 1 3
NS 0699 DNP Seminar II 1
 Credits10
Spring
NS 0663 Primary Mental Health Nursing Across the Lifespan 2
NS 0666C Practicum III: PMHNP 4
NS 0687 DNP Immersion 1 3
 Credits9
 Total Credits76

BSN to DNP: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Track (Part Time)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
NS 0610 Advanced Nursing Roles and Reflective Practice 3
NS 0640 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology 3
 Credits6
Spring
NS 0604 Advanced Health Assessment 4
NS 0641 Advanced Pharmacology 3
NS 0697 DNP Seminar I 1
 Credits8
Summer
NS 0605 Advanced Healthcare Policy 3
NS 0611 Population Health 3
 Credits6
Second Year
Fall
NS 0608 Research Methods for Evidenced-Based Practice 3
NS 0650 Psychopathology 3
 Credits6
Spring
CN 0455 Group Work: Theory and Practice 3
NS 0601 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 3
NS 0652 Mental Health Nursing of Individuals 3
 Credits9
Summer
NS 0665 Mental Health Nursing of Children and Adolescents 2
NS 0666A Practicum I: PMHNP 4
NS 0667 Psychopharmacology 2
 Credits8
Third Year
Fall
NS 0661 Mental Health Nursing of Groups and Families Across the Lifespan 2
NS 0666B Practicum II: PMHNP 4
 Credits6
Spring
NS 0615 Leadership and Interprofessional Collaboration 3
NS 0663 Primary Mental Health Nursing Across the Lifespan 2
NS 0666C Practicum III: PMHNP 4
 Credits9
Summer
NS 0612 Research Translation for Clinical Practice 3
NS 0614 Information Technology for Healthcare Improvement 3
NS 0687 DNP Immersion 1 1
 Credits7
Fourth Year
Fall
NS 0613 Finance and Quality Management in Healthcare Organizations 3
NS 0687 DNP Immersion 1 3
NS 0699 DNP Seminar II 1
 Credits7
Spring
NS 0687 DNP Immersion 1 4
 Credits4
 Total Credits76
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A total of 1000 practicum/immersion hours are required for the DNP (1 credit=50 hours).