Program of Study

Program of Study

The Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) focal area prepares graduates to provide comprehensive mental health and addiction treatment care in hospitals, outpatient, and community settings. The PMHNP program is a lifespan program, providing education to care for patients with mental health problems from early childhood to old age. The distinctive program focus is integration of mental illness and addictions, including preparation to serve diverse populations who may be disproportionately affected by mental health and substance-related problems and/or health care disparities, such as barriers to accessing services.

The PMHNP program of study* is for students entering the DNP program with an RN and Advanced Practice Nursing Immersion (APNI) students who have successfully completed pre-licensure year one.

Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - PMHNP

Summer Quarter - 12 creditsSummer Quarter - 8 credits Summer Quarter - 13 credits
6004 Pharmacology for Registered Nurses
6110 Ethical Care for Social Justice
6130 Foundations of Nursing Knowledge
6502 Neurobiology of Psychiatric Disorders
6500 Psychotherapy and Health Promotion
6210 Global Health
6507 Clinical Practicum, Psychiatric III
6508 Assessment and Management of Substance Disorders and Addictions
Fall Quarter - 16 creditsFall Quarter - 13 creditsFall Quarter - 16 credits
6017 Health Care System Economic and Financial Analysis
6020 Epidemiology
6024 Advanced Pathophysiology
6120 Population-Based Health Care
6111 Health Informatics
6503 Clinical Practicum, Psychiatric I
6504 Advanced Psychiatric Diagnosis and Management
6009 Advanced Practice Nursing Roles and Functions
6160 Leadership in Health Systems
6510 Psychopharmacology II
6512 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
6901 DNP Project Internship I
Winter Quarter - 11 creditsWinter Quarter - 11 creditsWinter Quarter - 7-9 credits
6001 Advanced Health Assessment Lab
6101 Advanced Health Assessment Theory
6014 Nursing Theory and Critical Inquiry
6075 Differential Diagnosis
6018 Program Design and Evaluation
6015 Critical Inquiry II
6506 Psychopharmacology I
6509 Transition to Professional Practice
6903 DNP Project Internship II
Spring Quarter - 11 creditsSpring Quarter - 5 creditsSpring Quarter- 2-4 credits
6010 Health Care Policy
6022 Advanced Pharmacology
6190 Quality Improvement Processes
6505 Clinical Practicum, Psychiatric II 6905 DNP Project Internship III
DNP Project Presentation

*Program of study shown is based on 2019-2020 AY. Curriculum is subject to change. All courses begin with prefix NURS.