Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Post B.S.N.)

Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Post B.S.N.)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2020 through summer 2021. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
NURS 700Advanced Nursing Research 13
NURS 715Theoretical Application for Advanced Practice Nursing 23
NURS 716Applications of Evidence-Based Care 13
NURS 718Informatics, Technology and Trends for Transforming Health Care 13
NURS 721Leadership, Policy and Ethics 13
NURS 732Interprofessional Collaboration and Outcomes Management for Quality in Health Care 13
NURS 832Clinical Prevention and Biostatistics 1,33
NURS 834Health Care Operations and Financial Management 13
NURS 836Translational Research in Health Care 13
Total Hours27
Advanced Practice Core Courses
NURS 711Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology 1,23
NURS 712Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Practitioners 1,2,33
NURS 713Advanced Pharmacology for Nurse Practitioners 1,23
Total Hours9
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Concentration
NURS 742Nursing Seminar: Issues in Global Health 12
NURS 751Neurobiology and Differential Diagnosis of Mental Disorders 23
NURS 752Clinical Psychopharmacology 22
NURS 753Psychotherapeutic Theories, Frameworks, and Modalities 23
NURS 768Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practicum I Adult/Gero 2,34
NURS 769Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practicum II Pediatrics/Family 2,35
NURS 821Comprehensive Exam: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner 2,40
Total Hours19
Elective Course
Elective 13
Total Hours3
Project and Practicum Courses
NURS 840DNP Practicum I 1,22
NURS 841DNP Practicum II 1,22
NURS 842DNP Practicum III 1,22
NURS 843DNP Practicum IV 1,22
NURS 844DNP Practicum V 1,2,3,42
NURS 947Scholarly Project Planning 51
NURS 948Scholarly Project I 51
NURS 949Scholarly Project II 51
NURS 950Scholarly Project Defense 51
Total Hours14

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 72 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of a post-graduate and doctoral degree may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No grades lower than B may be applied to the degree
  • Successful completion of Comprehensive Exam
  • Successful completion of 1064 Practicum hours
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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