Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

The Post-Master’s Certificate 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 PMC enables MSN-prepared advanced practice nurses the opportunity to gain this additional clinical credential by taking the additional coursework required to allow them to sit for the national certifying board examination.  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 on-line education with two on-campus clinical intensives.  Courses utilize synchronous and asynchronous learning formats. 

Professional Courses

NU 700Theories and Roles for Advanced Nursing Practice *3
NU 702Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics *3
NU 704Advanced Health Assessment *3
NU 706Advanced Pathophysiology *3
NU 708Socio-Cultural Perception of Addiction and Population Health3
NU 709Diagnosis and Pharmacologic Management of Psychiatric Illness3
NU 710Advanced Evidence Based Practice *3
NU 740Public Health Policy Issues and Challenges *3
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 836Healthcare Informatics and Technology3
NU 840Graduate Nursing Capstone3
Total Hours51