Master of Science in Nursing
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Lifespan)
The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner track is a distance accessible 42-credit-hour program. The program prepares students to meet eligibility requirements for ANCC certification as a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. The program is designed for either part- or full-time study.
The graduate courses in psychiatric mental health nursing offer a wide range of advanced practice learning experiences designed to prepare graduate students in the assessment, diagnosis, clinical management, and prevention of mental illness. The program also prepares students in case management, professional leadership, and interdisciplinary collaboration across a wide range of health care settings.
The core courses provide a solid foundation for advanced practice nurses with a neurobiological emphasis and a community-based focus in a multicultural society.
Technology brings learners, faculty, and content together in the program. Review technology requirements and resources.
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioners use theory and research to guide and improve nursing care, and to make important and unique contributions to health care, including:
- Developing innovative, quality patient care that is more cost-efficient
- Collaborating with multidisciplinary teams to coordinate health care services in order to restore wellness
- Managing research protocols and developing research utilization projects
Potential employment opportunities for advanced practice psychiatric mental health graduates include:
- Program directors
- Case managers
- Clinical consultants/educators
- Community mental health centers
- Ambulatory care settings
- Government agencies
- Private group practice
- Hospital settings
Curriculum (42 Credit Hours) (Clinical Supervised Hours 525)
(Please note: track courses are taught on a two-year rotation. Consult this specialty track's faculty advisor for information and academic planning.)
|Core Courses (22 credits)||Credits|
|N502||Nursing Theory I||3|
|N504||Leadership for Advanced Practice Nursing||3|
|J692||Advanced Physical Assessment||3|
|R590 or R699||Scholarly Project(3 credit hours) or Nursing Thesis (6 credit hours)||3|
*N502, N504 and R500 must be completed before starting the graduate psychiatric nursing major courses.
|Psychiatric Core Courses (20 credits)||Credits|
|P515||Assessment in Advanced Psychiatric Nursing||3|
Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice Nursing Across the Lifespan
|P651||Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing with Families||3|
|P652||Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Disorders||3|
|P671||Advanced Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing I||3|
|P672||Advanced Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing II||2-4|
For specific questions about the Advanced Practice Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing track, please contact:
Dr. Sara Horton-Deutsch
shortond [at] iupui [dot] edu
Other questions that aren't specific to this track? Please e-mail: oesgrads [at] iupui [dot] edu