MSN to DNP Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Curriculum (onsite & online)

The psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) is a leadership role as a principal provider of primary health care who treat individuals with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan in a variety of settings. PMHNP students prepared at the DNP level will be clinical experts with the organizational, economic, and leadership skills necessary to critique the literature, promote evidence-based practice, and design programs of care delivery that are functional, economically feasible, and which significantly impact health care outcomes.

The online option is only available to applicants with a master’s degree in same focus. 

* Courses  with a "D" can be delivered synchronously via distance technology. Such courses are open only to qualified on-site students as per Policy 438

A sample program plan for full time study is provided below. Depending on courses completed during the previous MSN program, additional coursework may be required.

Fall Term (Year 1)

Spring Term (Year 1)

  • NUR 2680/2680D* Introduction to Genetics and Molecular Therapeutics 3 cr.
  • NUR 3031/3031D* Methodologies for Doctorate of Nursing Practice Projects 2 cr. 
  • NURSP 2091/2091D Finance and Economics for Health Care Leaders 3 cr.
  •  Cognate 3 cr.

Summer Term (Year 1)

Fall Term (Year 2) 

Spring Term (Year 2)

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