Psychiatric (Family) Nurse Practitioner
This program prepares students to provide comprehensive psychiatric mental healthcare to those who are symptomatic in need of psychiatric services. Care continuum sites for Psychiatric (Family) Nurse Practitioner practice includes ambulatory care settings, acute care, long-term care, and community health facilities.
Psychiatric (Family) Nurse Practitioners provide psychiatric services to children, adolescents, adults as well as mature adults experiencing a continuum of psychiatric illnesses.
All students enrolled in the first specialty course (CMN 548) are required to attend a mandatory three-day clinical orientation on campus during that fall term. Various clinical skills workshops will be held during the orientation.
For those students beginning the specialty course CMN 548 in the fall semester of 2018. Each event will take place at USA College of Nursing. You will receive more information as the date approaches via your JAG e-mail. Please make plans to attend.
Our program is a Psychiatric (Family) Nurse Practitioner Program. Students who enroll in to this program must be prepared to work with children, adolescents, and adults to ensure that they are proficiently trained to administer psychiatric care to all ages, genders, and cultures. The completion of this program allows for the students to be eligible to take the Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) certification exam only.
BSN-MSN students complete all support, MSN core, and MSN specialty courses for a total of 45 credit hours. The MSN degree must be completed within five years of matriculation.
|NU 518 - Advanced Nursing Assessment 3 credit hours|
|NU 545 - Physio-pathological Basis of Advanced Nursing 3 credit hours|
|NU 578 - Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses 3 credit hours|
|MSN Core Courses|
|NU 607 - Scientific Underpinnings of Advanced Nursing Practice 3 credit hours|
|NU 608 - Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Improvement in Healthcare 3 credit hours|
NU 610 - Healthcare Policy and Finance 3 credit hours
|NU 613 - Organizational & Systems Leadership 3 credit hours|
|Psychiatric Family NP Specialty Courses|
|CMN 548 - Intro to Family Psych NP 3 credit hours|
|CMN 551 - Health Promotion/Disease Prevention & Issues for Family Psych NP 2 credit hours|
|CMN 552 - Family Psych NP I 3 credit hours|
|CMN 553 - Family Psych NP Practicum I - 180 Clinical Hours 3 credit hours|
|CMN 554 - Family Psych NP II 3 credit hours|
|CMN 555 - Family Psych NP Practicum II - 180 Clinical Hours 3 credit hours|
|CMN 556 - Family Psych NP Practicum III - 240 Clinical Hours 4 credit hours|
|CMN 557 - Family Psych NP III 3 credit hours|
|RN to MSN students who are registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a non-nursing discipline must also complete the following courses.|
|CMN 411 - Nursing in Community Systems 4 credit hours|
|NU 404 - Evidence Based Practice & Informatics 3 credit hours|
|NU 410 - Concepts of Professional Nursing 6 credit hours|
Please feel free to contact Dr. Melanie Baker for more information about this specialty: melaniebaker@southalabama.