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McNeese State University
College of Nursing


Office Location:
4205 Ryan Street Hardtner Hall

Mailing Address:
Box 90415
Lake Charles, LA 70609-0415
Phone:(337) 475-5820

Undergraduate Program:
800.622.3352 ext 5821
337.475.5821
E-mail: Dena Bumgarden,
Administrative Assistant


MSN Program:
800.622.3352 ext 5753
337.475.5753
E-mail:
Stephenie Lavoi,
Administrative Assistant

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Curriculum

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Curriculum


Semester 1
Course Number Course title Credit/clock hrs
500/600 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing 3
504/604 Issues in Advanced Nursing 3
516/517 Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice 3
TOTAL CREDIT/CLOCK HRS 9
Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Credit/Clock Hrs
502/602 Generating Evidence for Nursing Practice 3
506/606 Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning Practicum 1/60
516/616 Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning for Advanced Nursing 3
508/608 Diagnostic Consideration & Psychopharmacology for Psychiatric Disorders (SPRING ONLY) 3
TOTAL CREDIT/CLOCK HRS 10/60
Semester 3
Course Number Course Title Credit/Clock Hrs
518/618 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice 3
509/609 Population Based Primary Care 3
590/690 Psychotherapy fo Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing (FALL ONLY) 3/60 observation
TOTAL CREDIT/CLOCK HRS 9/60
Semester 4
Course Number Course Title Credit/Clock Hrs
N591/691 Advanced Practice Nursing: Family Psych/Mental Health (SPRING ONLY) Spring 2013 5/240
595/695 Focused Scholarly Project 3
OR
*599/699 Thesis 3
TOTAL CREDIT/CLOCK HRS 8-11/240
Semester 5
Course Number Course Title Credit/Clock Hrs
592/692 Advanced Practice Nursing:  Family Psych/Mental Health 2 (FALL ONLY) 5/240
599/699 Thesis (if chosen) 3
TOTAL CREDIT/CLOCK HRS 5-8/240
Semester 6
Course Number Course Title Credit/Clock Hrs
593/693 Advanced Practice Nursing:  Family Psych/Mental Health 3 (SPRING ONLY) 5/240
TOTAL CREDIT/CLOCK HRS 5/240

Total Curriculum Credit Hours
46-49
Clinical/Clock Hours
720

Semester 1, 2 and 3 courses are pre-requisites for all clinical courses (N591/691 N592/692, & N593/693). N509/609 may be taken concurrently with N591/691. **All students must complete either Thesis (N599/699) OR Focused Scholarly Project (N595/695). Students who elect to enroll in Thesis will earn a total of 6 credits. Students who elect to enroll in Focused Scholarly Project will earn a total of 3 credits.

Revised 5.15.11; 10.11.12 ICMSN Curriculum Committee