Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

The Post-Master’s Certificate reflects Husson University’s ongoing 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. 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 Health *3
NU 709Diagnosis and Pharmacologic Management of Psychiatric Illness3
NU 710Advanced Evidence Based Practice *3
NU 740Public Health Policy Issues and Challenges *3
NU 801
NL 801
Family Psychiatric Nursing I - Adv Mental Health Assessment Across the Lifespan
and Clinical: Psychiatric Nursing I
NU 810
NL 810
Family Psychiatric Nursing II -Across the Lifespan
and Clinical:Psychiatric Nursing II
NU 812
NL 812
Family Psychiatric Nursing III -- Psychiatric Nursing with Groups
and Clinical: Psychiatric Nursing III
NU 821Strategy & Analysis of Organizational Process *3
NU 836Healthcare Informatics and Technology *3
NU 840Graduate Nursing Capstone *3
Total Hours51