Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Bulletin: 2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin Program: Post-Master's Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Post-Master's Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

26 Credit hours (665 clinical hours)

MSN prepared nurses may apply for admission and receive a Post-Master’s Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.  Admission to the post-master’s certificate program requires admission to USI Graduate Studies, which includes a copy of the MSN transcript and admission to the graduate nursing program.

Clinical Core (9 hours)

To complete the Post-Master’s Certificate, students must complete the Clinical Core within the last five years. Students can provide documentation of successful completion of the following areas or successfully complete the courses at USI:

  1. Pathophysiology (3 credit hours) or NURS 617 - Advanced Concepts of Pathophysiology 
  2. Advanced Health Assessment (3 credit hours) or NURS 618 - Advanced Health Assessment (must be taken through USI, transfer credit not accepted)
  3. Pharmacology (3 credit hours) or NURS 622 - Clinical Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses 

Additionally, the following specialty courses must be completed successfully at USI:

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (17 hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
NURS 661 - Psychopharmacology
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 2
NURS 662 - Psychiatric Mental Healthcare of Families Across the Lifespan I
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 5
NURS 663 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Care of Families Across the Lifespan II
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 5
NURS 664 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Care of Families Across the Lifespan III
Term(s) Offered: Summer
Credits: 5
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