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) 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 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 - 14 creditsFall Quarter - 13 credits
6020 Epidemiologic Analysis of Populations at Risk 6020 Epidemiologic Analysis of Populations at Risk
6024 Advanced Pathophysiology 6075 Advanced Differential Diagnosis
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 creditsWinter Quarter - 12 credits
6004 Pharmacology for Registered Nurses 6017 Health Care System Economics and Finance
6075 Advanced Differential Diagnosis 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 - 11 creditsSpring Quarter - 11 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
6500 Psychotherapy and Health Promotion: Lab 6500 Psychotherapy and Health Promotion: Lab
6501 Psychotherapy and Health Promotion: Theory 6501 Psychotherapy and Health Promotion: Theory
YEAR TWO - ALL YEAR THREE - ALL
Summer Quarter - 0 creditsSummer Quarter - 5 credits
No courses 6503 PMHNP Clinical Diagnosis and Management Practicum I
Fall Quarter - 8 creditsFall 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  
Winter Quarter - 10 creditsWinter Quarter - 10-12 credits
6502 Neurobiology of Psychiatric Disorders and Addictions 6507 PMHNP Clinical Diagnosis and Management Practicum III
6504 Advanced Psychiatric Diagnosis and Management Across the Lifespan 6514 Integrated Management of Psychiatric Disorders
6015 Critical Inquiry II 6903 DNP Project Internship II
Spring Quarter - 10 creditsSpring Quarter - 7-9 credits
6018 Health Program Planning and Development 6509 PMHNP Clinical Practicum IV; Transition to Professional Practice
6506 Psychopharmacology and Complementary Therapeutics 6905 DNP Internship III
6508 Assessment and Management of Substance Disorders and Addictions Across the Lifespan DNP Project Presentation

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