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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, Post-Master’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate


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A post-masters certificate is available for Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialists who want to certify as Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners. For those who are not Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialists, but are Nurse Practitioners in other specialties, additional coursework is needed. All guidelines and policies for the Nurse Practitioner track students also apply to the students in the certificate option.

The post graduate APRN certificate option at University of Saint Joseph is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036, 202.887.6791.

IMPORTANT!

Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialists or Nurse Practitioners in other specialties who have not completed the courses below, also called the 3Ps, must complete them before taking a clinical course. This will add 9 additional credits to the plan of study.

NURS 507 - Advanced Physical Assessment  (3 credits)

NURS 519 - Advanced Pathophysiology  (3 credits)

NURS 535 - Advanced Pharmacology   (3 credits)

For Current Psychiatric Clinial Nurse Specialists


Requirements (9 credits and 250 clinical hours)


Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialists who meet all other curricular requirements toward the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certificate must complete these courses:

NURS 521 - Advanced Clinical Practicum (PMHNP track)  (3 credits)
NURS 530 - Neuropsychopharmacology  (3 credits)
NURS 544 - Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Health Conditions  (3 credits)

Total: 9 credits

Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialists must also complete at least 250 faculty-supervised clinical hours across the lifespan. The number of hours required will be determined after a review of clinical hours completed in their Psychiatric CNS master’s program. Clinical hours may need to be added to meet the requirements for lifespan experiences, which includes children, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients.

For Current Nurse Practioners in Other Specialties


Requirements (17 credits and 500 clinical hours)


Nurse practitioners certified in other specialties must complete these  courses:

NURS 501 - Nursing Practice in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing I  (4 credits)
NURS 503 - Nursing Practice II: Group Theory and Practice  (4 credits)
NURS 521 - Advanced Clinical Practicum (PMHNP track)  (3 credits)
NURS 530 - Neuropsychopharmacology  (3 credits)
NURS 544 - Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Health Conditions  (3 credits)

Total: 17 credits

Nurse practitioners in other specialties must complete at least 500 faculty-supervised clinical hours.

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