University of Vermont

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Department of Nursing

Advanced Practice Psychiatric–Mental Health Nursing

Blend the traditional role of the clinical nurse specialist in psychiatric–mental health nursing with the role of the nurse practitioner to practice advanced psychiatric–mental health nursing. Students will learn from experienced faculty with prescriptive authority in a variety of community settings and use the most recent technology to support practice. Graduates will be eligible for American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification, based on coursework and clinical experience, as either Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist or Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist.

To be discontinued in Dec. 2013. No new students accepted to this track; all students must complete the program by Dec. 2013.

Curriculum

Core Courses – 15 credits
  • GRNU 300 – Research in Advanced Practice Nursing – 3 credits
  • GRNU 301 – Advanced Practice Nursing: Professional Development and Socialization – 3 credits
  • GRNU 310 – Theorectical Foundations of Nursing – 3 credits
  • GRNU 315 – Policy, Organization, and Financing of Health Care – 3 credits
  • STAT 200 – Biostatistics and Epidemiology – 3 credits
Track Core Courses – 12 credits
  • GRNU 305 – Pathophysiology – 3 credits
  • GRNU 306 – Advanced Pharmacotherapy – 3 credits
  • GRNU 369 – Advanced Neuro-psychopharmacotherapy – 3 credits
  • GRNU 333 – Advanced Health Assessment – 3 credits
Track Specialty Courses - 19 credits
  • GRNU 336 – Mental and Physical Health Assessment – 4 credits
  • GRNU 374 – Advance Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing I: Individual Psychotherapy Models – 3 credits
  • GRNU 375 – Practicum: Advance Practice Psychiatric Mental Health I: Individual Psychotherapy Models – 2 credits
  • GRNU 376 – Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing II: Family Therapy Models – 3 credits
  • GRNU 377 – Practicum: Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing II: Family Therapy Models – 2 credits
  • GRNU 378 – Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing III: Couples, Groups and Systems Psychotherapeutic Models – 3 credits
  • GRNU 379 – Practicum: Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing III: Couples, Groups and Systems Psychotherapeutic Models – 2 credits
Additional Courses
  • GRAD 397 – Comprehensive Exam - 0 credits

  • Master's Project
    GRNU 390 - Master's Project - 3 credits
    Graduate Elective - 3 credits

OR

  • Master's Thesis
    GRNU 391 Thesis - 6 credits
    GRAD 399 - Thesis Defense - 0 credits

Total Credits: 52

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