Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Pearsall Hall 570-408-4234 (T) 570-408-7846 (F)
Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioners provide primary mental health care to patients. Focused clinical practice prepares the psychiatric/mental health NP to provide comprehensive care in a variety of settings including hospitals, outpatient offices, clinics, and rehabilitation facilities. Nurse practitioners in the psychiatric/mental health field assess, diagnose, and treat mental illness with therapy, rehabilitation, and prescriptive drugs. Graduates of the program will earn master’s degrees and are eligible to sit for national certification examinations.
The 42-credit Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioners program is held online*. Required clinical hours are completed in an approved location where students reside.
An on-site residency is required for students enrolled in NSG 500 :Advanced Health Assessment All students in clinical courses may be required to complete an on-site Residency. During Residency, direct supervision and evaluation of the student will be completed by CRNP faculty at their designated clinical practice sites. On-site visits may be provided by CRNP clinical faculty as an alternative with students in a local commuting area.
NSG 535 Advanced Practice in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing I
NSG 536 Advanced Practice in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing II
Post Graduate Certificate Program
An Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioners certificate program is available for advanced practice nurses who have earned a master’s degree. Students seeking this certification will complete the 27-credit Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner curriculum. A review of official transcripts will determine a student’s course of study.
• Master’s or Doctoral degree with a major in nursing from a program approved by either The National League for Nursing (NLN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
• GPA 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
• Current Registered nurse license.
• Two years of recent professional experience in nursing
• Personal interview
• Completed application for admission to graduate Studies, including academic transcripts
• Two letters of reference from health care professionals attesting to the candidate’s clinical expertise
• Statement of professional goals
Course of Study
Core Graduate Courses
NSG 500 Advanced Health Assessment NSG 501 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science NSG 502 Advanced Nursing Research NSG 504 Advanced Role Development in Nursing NSG 505 Health Care Policy and Models of Care NSG 530 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice NSG 533 Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nursing NSG 590 Scholarly Project
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Curriculum
NSG 526 Clinical Modalities in Advanced | Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Practice NSG 527 Family Systems Theory NSG 535 Advanced Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing I NSG 536 Advanced Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing II NSG 550 Diagnostic Reasoning for Nurse Practitioners NSG 551 Mental Health Perspectives of Culturally Diverse, Rural, and Underserved Populations NSG 552 Psychopharmacology