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 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
NURS 7601Epidemiology and Biostatistics3
NURS 7608Research Methods for Evidenced-Based Practice3
NURS 7609Role Reflective Practice for MSN-DNP Students1
DNP Core Courses
NURS 7602Healthcare Economics and Marketing3
NURS 7611Population Health3
NURS 7612Research Translation for Clinical Practice3
NURS 7614Information Technology for Healthcare Improvement3
NURS 7615Leadership and Interprofessional Collaboration3
NURS 7687DNP Immersion 18
NURS 7697DNP Seminar I1
NURS 7699DNP Seminar II1
Total Credits32
PMHNP Concentration Courses
NURS 7650Psychopathology3
NURS 7651Mental Health Nursing of Children and Adolescents2
NURS 7652Mental Health Nursing of Individuals Across the Lifespan3
NURS 7659Foundational Clinical Skills for Advanced Psychiatric Nursing Practice3
NURS 7661Mental Health Nursing of Groups and Families Across the Lifespan2
NURS 7663Primary Mental Health Nursing of At-Risk Populations Across the Lifespan2
NURS 7667Psychopharmacology2
NURS 7954Practicum I: PMHNP4
NURS 7955Practicum II: PMHNP4
NURS 7956Practicum III: PMHNP4
Total Credits29

Advanced Practice MSN to DNP

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
NURS 7608 Research Methods for Evidenced-Based Practice 3
NURS 7609 Role Reflective Practice for MSN-DNP Students 1
NURS 7611 Population Health 3
 Credits7
Spring
NURS 7601 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 3
NURS 7615 Leadership and Interprofessional Collaboration 3
NURS 7697 DNP Seminar I 1
 Credits7
Summer
NURS 7602 Healthcare Economics and Marketing 3
NURS 7612 Research Translation for Clinical Practice 3
NURS 7687 DNP Immersion 1 2
 Credits8
Second Year
Fall
NURS 7614 Information Technology for Healthcare Improvement 3
NURS 7687 DNP Immersion 2
NURS 7699 DNP Seminar II 1
 Credits6
Spring
NURS 7687 DNP Immersion 4
 Credits4
 Total Credits32

Advanced Practice MSN to DNP with PMHNP Concentration (Part-Time)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
NURS 7609 Role Reflective Practice for MSN-DNP Students 1
NURS 7611 Population Health 3
NURS 7650 Psychopathology 3
NURS 7651 Mental Health Nursing of Children and Adolescents 2
 Credits9
Spring
NURS 7652 Mental Health Nursing of Individuals Across the Lifespan 3
NURS 7659 Foundational Clinical Skills for Advanced Psychiatric Nursing Practice 3
NURS 7697 DNP Seminar I 1
 Credits7
Summer
NURS 7667 Psychopharmacology 2
NURS 7954 Practicum I: PMHNP 4
 Credits6
Second Year
Fall
NURS 7608 Research Methods for Evidenced-Based Practice 3
NURS 7661 Mental Health Nursing of Groups and Families Across the Lifespan 2
NURS 7955 Practicum II: PMHNP 4
 Credits9
Spring
NURS 7601 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 3
NURS 7663 Primary Mental Health Nursing of At-Risk Populations Across the Lifespan 2
NURS 7956 Practicum III: PMHNP 4
 Credits9
Summer
NURS 7602 Healthcare Economics and Marketing 3
NURS 7612 Research Translation for Clinical Practice 3
NURS 7687 DNP Immersion 1 2
 Credits8
Third Year
Fall
NURS 7614 Information Technology for Healthcare Improvement 3
NURS 7687 DNP Immersion 3
NURS 7699 DNP Seminar II 1
 Credits7
Spring
NURS 7615 Leadership and Interprofessional Collaboration 3
NURS 7687 DNP Immersion 3
 Credits6
 Total Credits61