Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Courses

Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Required Core Courses


Orientation (0 credits)

Theories & Frameworks for Advanced Nursing Practice (2 credits)

As a student, you will examine the evolving theoretical foundations of the nursing profession through the exploration of a nursing or related discipline’s theory.

Nursing Inquiry, Research & Scholarship (3 credits)

You will develop research skills you can use to promote quality healthcare to clients, initiate change and improve nursing education and clinical practice.

Healthcare Systems: Organization, Economics & Politics (3 credits)

You will examine the interrelationships among healthcare policy and politics, delivery and access-to-care issues, and the financing of healthcare to make high-quality, cost-effective choices in the allocation of resources and in formulating healthcare agendas for individuals and communities.

Education & Human Development (3 credits)

You will apply theoretical frameworks from nursing, education, curriculum design and human development to actual teaching environments and APN teaching practice.

Advanced Practice Roles & Ethical Decision Making (2 credits)

You will explore current and emerging roles of advanced practice nurses in various practice settings, with an emphasis on legal and professional issues, models of practice, and the role of the advanced practice nurse in healthcare management and promotion.

Advanced Pathophysiology (3 credits)

You will use theory and research to explore the etiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of common diseases for individuals across the lifespan, and consider variations in physiological health and illness processes attributable to race, culture, ethnicity, gender and socioeconomic status.

Advanced Health & Physical Assessment (3 credits)

You will examine and apply advanced health-and-physical assessment techniques, research findings and guidelines needed to assess health status, examining and applying theories in the collaborative care of culturally diverse individuals, families and communities.

Advanced Pharmacology (3 credits)

You will examine and apply principles of advanced pharmacology in the management of clients across the lifespan and in multiple settings.

Advanced Primary Care Management of Adults and Older Adults (3 Credits)

Psychopathology in Community Context (3 Credits)

Advanced Primary Care Management with Vulnerable Populations (6 Credits)

Advanced Primary Care Management with Mental Health Populations (5 Credits)