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 ongoing commitment to educate advanced practice nurses for the challenges of the new millennium, with the purpose of improving cost-effective access to mental health care across the lifespan – including children, adolescents, adults, and older adult – 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. Graduates are eligible to sit for the ANCC Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam.

The PMHNP Track is delivered online with virtual clinical orientation, making graduate nursing education accessible to everyone. Courses utilize synchronous and asynchronous learning formats.  

Professional Courses

Program Requirements
NU 700Theories and Roles for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NU 702Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics3
NU 704Advanced Health Assessment3
NU 706Advanced Pathophysiology3
NU 708Socio-Cultural Perception of Addiction and Population Health3
NU 709Diagnosis and Pharmacologic Management of Psychiatric Illness3
NU 710Advanced Evidence Based Practice3
NU 740Public Health Policy Issues and Challenges3
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 Process3
NU 836Healthcare Informatics and Technology3
NU 840Graduate Nursing Capstone3
Total Hours51