Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (FP/MHNP) 

Description of Program

The Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (FP/MHNP) option is a 46 credit hour program that prepares the baccalaureate nurse to provide care to those with mental health problems and mental disorders. The FP/MHNP program focuses on social and psychological development of individuals and families using assessment, diagnostic techniques, pharmacological management, and therapeutic theories for a wide spectrum of patients including children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. The graduate student in the FP/MHNP option will demonstrate the ability to work in a variety of settings including mental health clinics, community mental health facilities- service centers, ambulatory care settings, private group practices, hospital/medical centers and emergency and urgent mental health care areas and colleges of nursing.

Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate will be eligible to apply for ANCC certification as a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

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Curriculum Schedule

Semester Hours
499 Statistics 3

Core Courses
Semester Hours
500 Theoretical Foundations 3
504 Health Promotion 3
508 Nursing Research 3
512 Roles & Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing 3
516 Advances in Nursing Leadership 3
Specific Courses
Semester Hours
517 Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning across the Lifespan 3 (2/1)
519 Advanced Pathophysiology across the Lifespan 3
529 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics across the Lifespan 3
566 Family Mental Health Psycho-Pharmacology 3
568 Advanced Assessment & Therapeutic Interventions 3
570 Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing - Diagnosis and Management of Children & Adolescents 3
572 Advanced Psychiatric Nursing - Diagnosis and Management of Adults & Specialty Populations 3
569 FP/MHNP Practicum I 2
571 FP/MHNP Practicum II 2
573 FP/MHNP Practicum III 2
650 FP/MHNP Practicum IV 4
Practicum hours are calculated as 1 credit hour = 4 clock hours
Total Semester hours 46
Total practicum hours 640

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