Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Post-Doctoral Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Admission Requirements

Academic History

  1. Doctoral degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution with a nationally accredited nursing program
  2. Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  3. Applicants must have completed three separate graduate-level courses in Advanced Pharmacology, Advanced Health Assessment, and Advanced Pathophysiology. A grade of “B” or higher must be earned in each course in order to meet requirements. Applicants who have not completed these courses prior to admission may integrate them into their course rotation during the first year of enrollment. The requirements include NURS 752 Pathophysiology, NURS 754 Pharmacology, and NURS 756 Health Assessment.

Licensure and Experience

  1. Current, unrestricted licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the United States
  2. Updated résumé or curriculum vitae
  3. Two years of active RN practice with a minimum of 1,100 hours per year. Active RN experience must have taken place within the past three years with a Statement of Description of Work Experience.
  4. Three completed professional references submitted on “Graduate Study Reference” Forms. References may be from past or current professors, supervisors, or professional colleagues. The references should attest to your potential for success in the DNP program, including preparation, initiative, aptitude, and commitment to the profession.
  5. Current, official, satisfactory Criminal Background Check results from the current state of residence any another state lived in during the past ten years

The most highly-qualified applicants will be invited to participate in interviews with the Hunt School of Nursing Admissions Committee. Applicant folders must be complete for consideration.

Core Module for Students Admitted Fall 2019 and After (42 hours)

NURS 750Advanced Practice Roles

3

NURS 758Financial Management for APRNs

3

NURS 770Transition into Practice

1

NURS 780Psychopharmacology

3

NURS 781Psych Mental Health Management I

3

NURS 782Psych Mental Health Practicum I

3

NURS 783Psych Mental Health Management II

3

NURS 784Psych Mental Health Practicum II

3

NURS 785Psych Mental Health Management III

3

NURS 786Psych Mental Health Practicum III

3

NURS 787Psych Mental Health Management IV

3

NURS 788Psych Mental Health Practicum IV

3

NURS 789PMHNP Management Clinical Immersion

4

NURS 800Interprofessional Collaboration Practicum - APRN

1

NURS 802Human Flourishing and Health Promotion

3

As-needed Courses

NURS 818Special Topics in Doctoral Nursing Studies

1-3

Total Credit Hours: 42