Family Systems Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Put your passion to help children, youth, adults and the elderly to use by pursuing your MSN in Family Systems Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. This program prepares graduates to serve as psychiatric nurse practitioners. The curriculum will prepare you to address more efficiently the often unmet psychiatric mental health and substance use/abuse needs of people. of all ages.

An advanced practice psychiatric nurse practitioner can practice in many environments, including community mental health clinics; hospitals systems; private physician offices; prison systems; military bases and Veterans Affairs Hospitals; treatment facilities; and psychiatric mental health community centers.

Serve the Family in All Its Forms

Graduates will be able to more effectively treat a wider variety of patients from a range of families, including military families, blended families, single­-parent families, families of choice, migrant and immigrant families, and foster families.

Flexible Course Schedule

The psych mental health nursing major requires 45 credit hours of coursework and 720 hours of clinicals. The coursework is usually completed within four semesters. In addition to the intensive courses and NP core classes requirements for class meetings on campus, the remainder of the classes are web-based and as an intensive on-campus format.

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Sample Full-Time Curriculum: Beginning Fall 2015

Fall Semester I

Course ID

Course Title

Credits

NURS 405*

Inquiry I - Theoretical Foundations

2

NURS 453

Advanced Pathophysiology

4

NURS 473

Advanced Psychopathology Across the Lifespan - Part I (infant through young adult)

2

NURS 475

General Systems Theory: Foundations for Practice

2

NURS 476

Advanced Practice Seminar: Role of Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)

1

 

Total

11

Spring Semester I

Course ID

Course Title

Credits

NURS 459

Advanced Physical Assessment

3

NURS 430

Advanced Pharmacology

3

NURS 465

Psychopharmacology

2

NURS 474

Advanced Psychopathology Across the Lifespan - Part II (adults & older adult)

2

NURS 481^

Family Systems: Theoretical Foundations

2

NURS 482^

Family Systems: Integration and Application

1

 

Total

13

Summer Semester I

Course ID

Course Title

Credits

NURS 425*

Inquiry II - Research Process

3

NURS 484^

Individual & Group Modalities for Family Systems Practice Across the Lifespan

3

NURS 485^

Practicum and Supervision: Family System Practice Across the Lifespan

2

NURS 451*

Leadership for Quality Healthcare within Organizations and Systems

3

 

Total

11

Fall Semester II

Course ID

Course Title

Credits

NURS 502*

Inquiry III - Evidence-Based Practice

2

NURS 486

Modalities for Family Systems Practice: Vulnerable Family Populations

3

NURS 488^

Theoretical Basis of Practicum and Supervision in Consultation, Collaboration and Mental Health Education

3

NURS 489^

Practicum and Supervision in the Role of Family Systems Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

3

NUND 507

Management in Advanced Nursing Practice (Elective)

3

 

Total

11-14

Accumulated Total Hourse: 46-49

Note: The above curriculum is full-time; part-time plans are also available. The Advanced Practice Core courses (NURS 430, 453, 459) are co-requisites or pre-requisites for clinical nursing courses. Clinical nursing courses must be taken in the semester and sequence listed above. Clinical course availability is based upon enrollment.

* = Intensive Course, see MSN Intensives general schedule online for more information
^ = Clinical Course

Sample Full­-Time Curriculum: Prior to Fall 2015

Fall Semester I

Course ID

Course Title

Credits

NURS 405

Inquiry I Theoretical Foundations

3

NURS 453

Advanced Pathophysiology

4

NURS 473

Advanced Psychopathology Across the Age Span (Ages 0-­17)

2

NURS 475

General Systems Theory Foundations for Practice

2

NURS 476

Advanced Practice Seminar Blended Role

1

 

Semester Total

12

Spring Semester I

Course ID

Course Title

Credits

NURS 459

Integrated Assessment for Advanced Practice

3

NURS 430

Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Advanced Practice

3

NURS 465

Psychopharmacology

2

NURS 474

Advanced Psychopathology Across the Age Span (18-­65+)

2

NURS 481

Family Systems A: Theoretical Foundations

2

NURS 482

Family Systems B: Integration + Application

1

 

Semester Total

13

Summer Semester I

Course ID

Course Title

Credits

NURS 425

Inquiry II: Research Process

3

NURS 484

Individual and Group Modalities for Family Systems Practice

3

NURS 485

Practicum and Supervision: Individual and Group

2

 

Semester Total

8

Fall Semester II

Course ID

Course Title

Credits

NURS 502

Inquiry III Evidence Based Practice

2

NURS 503

Inquiry Practicum

1

NURS 486

Modalities for Family Systems Practice: Vulnerable Families

3

NURS 488

Theory for Practice: Supervision, Consultation + Education

3

NURS 489

Practicum + Supervision: Role of Family Systems Integration

3

 

Semester Total

12

Overall Total Hours: 45-­48

Course ID

Course Title

Credits

NUND 507

Management in Advanced Practice (elective)

3