DNP in Nursing Practice with Emphasis in Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Area of Study

Fore more information on Area of Study Information please see the Family Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner page.

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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.

First Year
NURSE 71203NURSE 71503NURSE 7087 (one-week, on-campus seminar)1
NURSE 71103NURSE 71303STAT 7020 (Graduate Statistics required before admission or concurrent with NURSE 7087)3
NURSE 71003NURSE 7140 (90 clinical hours)*3.5 
 9 9.5 4
Second Year
NURSE 83003NURSE 8640 (90 clinical hours)*3.5 
NURSE 8610 (90 clinicall hours)*3.5NURSE 89103 
NURSE 81003NURSE 83103 
 9.5 9.5  
Third Year
NURSE 8680 (90 clinical hours)*3.5NURSE 8660 (90 clinical hours)*3.5NURSE 8620 (90 clinical hours)*3.5
NURSE 8920 (clinical hours)3NURSE 89303NURSE 9080 (section 1, 60 clinical hours)1
 9.5 9.5 4.5
Fourth Year
NURSE 89403NURSE 9070 (150-300 clinical hours)*2.5-5 
NURSE 9070 (180 clinical hours)*3NURSE 9080 (section 3, 60 clinical hours)1 
NURSE 9080 (section 2, 60 clinical hours)1NURSE 90872 
 7 5.5-8  
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


Reflects minimum required DNP clinical and project hours. Additional clinical hours may be required based on specialty and complexity of DNP clinical residency project.

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Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum qualifications for admission: the requirements of the DNP in Nursing Practice and the minimum requirements of the Office of Graduate Studies.  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 Office of Graduate Studies and the degree program to which you’ve applied before official admission to the University of Missouri.

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