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2024-2025 General Catalog 
  
2024-2025 General Catalog

Post-Master’s DNP / Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post-MSN DNP Certificate


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The post-master’s DNP program consists of an aggregate degree for Post-MSN students that want a DNP degree which is 39 credit hours beyond the master’s degree. These individuals should be licensed as an advanced nurse practitioner (nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse anesthetist, or certified nurse midwife) or have a nurse administration/leadership degree. An additional option is available to Post-MSN DNP students to obtain a DNP degree with a Post Masters’ Certificate for Nurse Practitioners to Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. These applicants must currently hold a master’s degree from a nationally accredited graduate nursing program and a national certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, or Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. This option consists of 39 credit hours towards the DNP degree and 20 credit hours towards the Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certificate. All of the courses required in the DNP programs are delivered in distance accessible formats. Courses are designed to comply with the recommendations in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Essentials of Doctoral Education.

Post-MSN DNP Curriculum


Synthesis Project


Each candidate for the DNP is required to complete a synthesis project in the student’s area of interest, which incorporates DNP course work and represents an evidenced based intervention, evaluation and dissemination of findings. A student actively engaged in a synthesis project must be officially enrolled in NURS 8090 ADVANCED DIRECTED STUDIES , or a Residency course for credit.

Post-MSN DNP with a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate Curriculum


Synthesis Project


Each candidate for the DNP is required to complete a synthesis project in the student’s area of interest, which incorporates DNP course work and represents an evidenced based intervention, evaluation and dissemination of findings. A student actively engaged in a synthesis project must be officially enrolled in NURS 8090 ADVANCED DIRECTED STUDIES , or a Residency course for credit.

The student is awarded a DNP degree and a Post-Masters’ Certificate of Nurse Practitioner to Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner upon completion of the program.

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