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 their pre-licensure program of study.

Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - PMHNP

YEAR ONE - APNI Entry YEAR ONE - RN Entry
Summer QuarterSummer Quarter - 11 credits
See final quarter Immersion Program of Study 6004 Pharmacology for Registered Nurses
6024 Advanced Pathophysiology
6110 Ethical Care for Social Justice
Fall Quarter - 10 creditsFall Quarter - 12 credits
6004 Pharmacology for Registered Nurses
6024 Advanced Pathophysiology
6130 Foundations of Nursing Knowledge
6075 Differential Diagnosis
6130 Foundations of Nursing Knowledge
6160 Leadership in Health Systems
6190 Quality Improvement Processes
Winter Quarter - 12 creditsWinter Quarter - 13 credits
6075 Differential Diagnosis
6111 Informatics
6160 Leadership in Health Systems
6190 Quality Improvement Processes
6020 Epidemiology
6017 Health Care System Economic and Financial Analysis
6111 Informatics
6120 Population-Based Health Care
Spring Quarter - 8 creditsSpring Quarter - 8 credits
6010 Health Care Policy
6017 Health Care System Economic and Financial Analysis
6501 Theory-Guided Psychotherapy and Health Promotion: Theory
6010 Health Care Policy
6014 Nursing Theory and Critical Inquiry I
6501 Theory-Guided Psychotherapy and Health Promotion: Theory
YEAR TWO - ALL YEAR THREE - ALL
Summer Quarter - 0 creditsSummer Quarter - 5 credits
No courses 6503 Clinical Practicum, Psychiatric I
Fall Quarter - 11 creditsFall Quarter - 8 credits
6001 Advanced Health Assessment Lab
6101 Advanced Health Assessment Theory
6022 Advanced Pharmacology
6500 Theory and Psychotherapy
6505 Clinical Practicum, Psychiatric II
6901 DNP Project Internship I
Winter Quarter - 13 creditsWinter Quarter - 10-12 credits
6502 Neurobiology of Psychiatric Disorders 
6504 Advanced Psychiatric Diagnosis and Management 
6015 Critical Inquiry II
6507 Clinical Practicum, Psychiatric III
6514 INtegrated Management of Psychiatric Disorders
6903 DNP Project Internship II
Spring Quarter - 7 creditsSpring Quarter - 7-9 credits
6018 Program Design and Evaluation
6506 Psychopharmacology I
6508 Assessment and Management of Substance Disorders and Addictions Across the Lifespan
6509 Clinical Practicum, Psychiatric IV
6905 DNP Internship III
DNP Project Presentation

*Program of study shown is based on 2021-2022 AY. Curriculum is subject to change. All courses begin with prefix NURS.