This program provides course work that focuses on complex psychiatric nursing assessment and interventions in children, adolescents, adults and older adults. Scope of practice includes advanced practice psychiatric-mental health nursing assessment, psychopharmacology, group, individual and family therapy and advanced nursing interventions across the lifespan.
The FPMHNP program will use a variety of distance educational strategies that combines intensive online supervision and course work with some onsite intensives. This format is attractive to rural and working students by allowing students to attend from a distance as well as accommodating the student work schedule. As of fall 2014, we will cohort students into every other year specialty courses. Also, in addition to admission requirements, an interview is required.
The specialty program plan outlines the courses that are offered for the family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program.
Full-time FPMHNP plan of study
Part-time FPMHNP plan of study
These plans of study outline a sample of the full-time and part-time course offerings for fall and spring admit for the FPMHNP student.