DNP in Nursing with Emphasis in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Across the Lifespan)
Students who pursue the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Across the Lifespan) area of study will deliver evidence based advanced primary mental health care to individuals of all ages including children, adolescents and their families in a variety of healthcare settings. FPMHNPs engage in independent and interdependent decision making, manage psychotropic medications, and deliver psychotherapeutic and psychoeducational interventions.
|NURSE 7010||Biostatistical Foundations for Health Researchers||3|
|or STAT 7020||Statistical Methods in the Health Sciences|
|NURSE 7087||Leadership and Technology Institute||1|
|NURSE 7100||Theoretical Basis for Advanced Nursing||3|
|NURSE 7110||Advanced Nursing Roles and Professional Communication||3|
|NURSE 7120||Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology||3|
|NURSE 7130||Advanced Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics||3|
|NURSE 7140||Advanced Health Assessment and Promotion||3.5|
|NURSE 7150||Research Basis for Advanced Nursing||3|
|NURSE 8100||Principles of Epidemiology||3|
|NURSE 8300||Public Health and Sociocultural Issues||3|
|NURSE 8610||Diagnostics and Psychopharmacology for Mental Health Nurses||3.5-4|
|NURSE 8640||Group Therapy and Social Skills Training||3.5-4|
|NURSE 8910||Translational Evidence-Based Nursing Practice||3|
|NURSE 9080||DNP Residency Project (x 3)||1-3|
|NURSE 8620||Brief Individual Psychotherapy for Mental Health Nurses||3.5-4|
|NURSE 8680||Pediatric Mental Health Assessment and Treatment||3.5-4|
|NURSE 8920||Quality, Safety, and Performance Outcomes||3|
|NURSE 8660||Mental Health Nursing Interventions for Families||3.5-4|
|NURSE 8930||Health Program Design and Management||3|
|NURSE 8940||Nursing and Health Policy||3|
|NURSE 9070||DNP Clinical Residency (x 2)||1-5|
|NURSE 9087||Leadership and Transformational Role Institute||2|
|Electives - choose from the following:|
|NURSE 8010||Family Dynamics and Intervention||3|
|NURSE 8720||Symptom Management in Acute and Chronic Illness||3-5|
|NURSE 8854||Teaching Strategies in Nursing||3|
|NURSE 8864||Curriculum Development in Nursing||3|
|NURSE 8820||Health Care Financial Management||4|
Total Clinical Hours: 1110-1260
For more information on Area of Study Information please see the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Across the Lifespan) page.
Sample Plan of Study
There are multiple plans of study for this emphasis area. Below a Sample Plan of Study for the post-baccalaureate, four year plan. For more Plans of Study, please visit our website.
|NURSE 7120||3||NURSE 7150||3||NURSE 7087 (one-week, on-campus seminar)||1|
|NURSE 7110||3||NURSE 7130||3||NURSE 7010||3|
|NURSE 7100||3||NURSE 7140 (90 clinical hours)*||3.5|
|NURSE 8300||3||NURSE 8640 (90 clinical hours)*||3.5|
|NURSE 8610 (90 clinicall hours)*||3.5||NURSE 8910||3|
|NURSE 8100||3||NURSE 8310||3|
|NURSE 8680 (90 clinical hours)*||3.5||NURSE 8660 (90 clinical hours)*||3.5||NURSE 8620 (90 clinical hours)*||3.5|
|NURSE 8920 (clinical hours)||3||NURSE 8930||3||NURSE 9080 (section 1, 60 clinical hours)||1|
|NURSE 8940||3||NURSE 9070 (150-300 clinical hours)*||2.5-5|
|NURSE 9070 (180 clinical hours)*||3||NURSE 9080 (section 3, 60 clinical hours)||1|
|NURSE 9080 (section 2, 60 clinical hours)||1||NURSE 9087||2|
|Total Credits: 77.5-80|
Total Clinical Hours: 1110-1260***
Preceptor required for clinical courses.
Nursing course electives from which to choose:
NURSE 8010 Family Dynamics and Intervention
NURSE 8720 Symptom Management in Acute and Chronic Illness
NURSE 8854 Teaching Strategies in Nursing
NURSE 8864 Curriculum Development in Nursing
NURSE 8820 Health Care Financial Management
Additional interdisciplinary online elective choices can be found in the areas of geriatric care management, gerontology, grantsmanship, health ethics, health informatics, multicultural education, online education, public health, and youth development (see http://online.missouri.edu/degreeprograms/degrees.aspx).
Reflects minimum required DNP clinical and project hours. Additional clinical hours may be required based on specialty and complexity of DNP clinical residency project.
Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum qualifications for admission: the requirements of the DNP in Nursing and the minimum requirements of the Graduate School. Because requirements vary, you must refer to a degree program's graduate admission page to learn about specific admission criteria, application deadlines, eligibility and application process. Your application materials will be reviewed by both the Graduate School and the degree program to which you’ve applied before official admission to the University of Missouri.