Program of Study

Program of Study

The 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) to DNP students who have successfully completed their pre-licensure program of study.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - PMHNP

YEAR ONE - APNI Entry YEAR ONE - RN Entry
Summer Quarter Summer 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 - 14 credits Fall Quarter - 13 credits
6020 Epidemiologic Analysis of Populations at Risk 6020 Epidemiologic Analysis of Populations at Risk
6024 Advanced Pathophysiology 6075 Clinical Reasoning
6130 Foundations of Nursing Knowledge for Advanced Practice 6130 Foundations of Nursing Knowledge for Advanced Practice
6160 Leadership in Health Care Systems 6190 Quality Improvement Process and Methodologies
Winter Quarter - 12 credits Winter Quarter - 12 credits
6004 Pharmacology for Registered Nurses 6017 Health Care System Economics and Finance
6075 Clinical Reasoning 6111 Health Informatics
6111 Health Informatics 6120 Population-Based Health Care
6190 Quality Improvement Process and Methodologies 6160 Leadership in Health Care Systems
Spring Quarter - 9 credits Spring Quarter - 9 credits
6010 Health Care Policy for a Just and Humane World 6010 Health Care Policy for a Just and Humane World
6017 Health Care System Economics and Finance 6014 Theory Informed Critical Inquiry I
6502 Neurobiology of Psychiatric Disorders and Addictions 6502 Neurobiology of Psychiatric Disorders and Addictions
YEAR TWO - ALL YEAR THREE - ALL
Summer Quarter - 0 credits Summer Quarter - 5 credits
No courses 6503 PMHNP Clinical Diagnosis and Management Practicum I
Fall Quarter - 13 credits Fall Quarter - 8 credits
6001 Advanced Health Assessment: Lab 6505 PMHNP Clinical Diagnosis and Management Practicum II
6101 Advanced Health Assessment: Theory 6901 DNP Internship I
6022 Advanced Pharmacological Applications for Primary Care  
6504 Advanced Psychiatric Diagnosis and Management Across the Lifespan  
Winter Quarter - 10 credits Winter Quarter - 10-12 credits
6506 Psychopharmacology and Complementary Therapeutics I 6507 PMHNP Clinical Diagnosis and Management Practicum III
6508 Assessment and Management of Substance Disorders and Addictions Across the Lifespan 6514 Integrated Management of Psychiatric Disorders
6015 Critical Inquiry II 6903 DNP Project Internship II
Spring Quarter - 10 credits Spring Quarter - 7-9 credits
6018 Health Program Planning and Development 6509 PMHNP Transition to Professional Practice, PMHNP Clinical Practicum IV
6500 Motivational Interviewing Theory and Practice 6905 DNP Internship III
6501 Theory-Guided Psychotherapy and Health Promotion: Theory DNP Project Presentation and Program Synthesis

*Program of study shown is based on 2022-2023 AY. Curriculum is subject to change. All courses begin with prefix NURS.