Jun 05, 2023  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2022-2023 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2022-2023

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, MSN

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The psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) program focuses on children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly who are at risk for developing and/or are experiencing acute or complex mental health problems, behavior disorders or psychiatric diagnoses. The PMHNP curriculum focuses on facilitating the transitions of individuals, families, communities and populations’ health and well- being across the lifespan and the utilization of evidence-based, culturally sensitive, recovery-oriented holistic care.

Graduates of the PMHNP program will be prepared to apply a holistic nursing process and medical/medication management to promote optimal mental health while engaging in active, ongoing collaboration with individuals, their families, significant others, and the interprofessional team. Graduates are eligible for national certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center


PMHNP Core (19 semester hours)

  • Nurs 780   PMHNP Core 1 (3)
  • Nurs 783   PMHNP Clinical Practicum 1 (1)*                            
  • Nurs 781   Role Development (1)
  • Nurs 782  Ethical issues in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (1)
  • Nurs 784 PMHNP Core 2 (3) 
  • Nurs 785  PMHNP Clinical Practicum 2 (1)*  
  • Nurs 787  PMHNP Clinical Practicum 3 (1)*                              
  • Nurs 786  Psychopharmacology (2)
  • Nurs 788  PMHNP Core 3 (3)                            
  • Nurs 789   PMHNP Clinical Practicum 4 (1)*
  • Nurs 791   PMHNP Clinical Practicum 5 (1)*
  • Nurs 790  Current Issues and Trends in PMH (1)

 * Practicum courses: 1cr = 120 contact hours/ semester (8 contact hr/cr./week)

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