Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PsychNP) Master of Science in Nursing Track prepares advanced practice nurses to manage the care of individuals and families across the lifespan. The PsychNP Track is designed for nurses holding baccalaureate degrees, who are interested in completing course requirements leading to a graduate degree in nursing. Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the Psych NP national certification examinations through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to earn the Psych NP-BC credential, or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) to earn the NP-C credential.

The 60-credit PsychNP Master of Science in Nursing Track, which is completed through full-time study in a preceptor clinical settings, provides a flexible, executive-education format in which the theoretical content of all courses is taught in one weekend sessions per month each semester. The remainder of each semester is taught using both a face-to-face and web-enhanced pedagogical approach for student/faculty collaboration, faculty presentations, and clarification of theoretical content. All clinical courses are offered as immersion practicum experiences, conducted in faculty approved, in-person, in a preceptor clinical settings. The following course sequence is required for this curriculum of study: Students are admitted to this track as a cohort in the Summer, Spring, or Fall semester.

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