M.S. in Nursing - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

MS in Nursing -- Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Across the Lifespan)

This CCNE accredited track leads to the Master of Science in Nursing degree or a Post-Master’s Certificate.  This track reflects Husson University’s on-going commitment to educate advanced practice nurses for the challenges of the new millennium, with a purpose of improving cost-effective access to mental health care across the lifespan – including children, adolescents, adults and the elderly – with a particular focus on underserved populations.  The biopsychosocial orientation to mental illness enables the student to develop the theoretical and research foundations of practice that emphasize the integration of both neurobiological and psychosocial sciences.  Husson offers online education with on-campus clinical orientation.  Online courses utilize synchronous and asynchronous learning format. 

Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner ANCC Certification Examination.

Program Requirements
NU 700Theories and Roles for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NU 706Advanced Pathophysiology3
NU 708Socio-Cultural Perception of Addiction and Population Health3
NU 702Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics3
NU 710Advanced Evidence Based Practice3
NU 836Healthcare Informatics and Technology3
NU 704Advanced Health Assessment3
NU 740Public Health Policy Issues and Challenges3
NU 709Diagnosis and Pharmacologic Management of Psychiatric Illness3
NU 801Family Psychiatric Nursing I - Advanced Mental Health Assessment Across the Lifespan (180 Clinical Hours)6
NU 810Family Psychiatric Nursing II (210 Clinical Hours)6
NU 812Family Psychiatric Nursing III -- Psychiatric Nursing with Groups (210 Clinical Hours)6
NU 821Strategy & Analysis of Organizational Process3
NU 840Graduate Nursing Capstone3
Total Hours51