Become an PMHNP.

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MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Curriculum

Designed to ensure your ultimate goal of becoming an PMHNP. Our curriculum ensures that you will be prepared – more than prepared – you will thrive.

Designed with you in mind.

With a mix of hybrid online and in person classes, onsite simulation and clincal experiences, the PMHNP program is designed for you. You will learn to work collaboratively with other health care professionals to treat a range of psychiatric disorders. Clinical experiences help you apply what you have learned into practice. All while gaining skills that help you be an effective nurse practitioner.

Our Curriculum

  • NURS 501 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing - MSN Core Online (3)
  • NURS 503 Research in Nursing - MSN Core Online (3)
  • NURS 526 Advanced Pathophysiology - APRN Core (3)
  • NURS 540 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning - APRN Core (3 credits – 2 didactic, 1 clinical (lab) and 50 lab hours)
  • NURS 543 Pharmacological Principles of Clinical Therapeutics- APRN Core (3)
  • NURS 584 Integrated Behavioral Health Care in Common Psychiatric Presentations (3)
  • NURS 505 Health Care Policy, Systems & Financing for Advanced Practice Roles - MSN Core (3)
  • NURS 583 Psychotherapy, Behavior Change, and Health Promotion / Disease Prevention Across the Lifespan (3)
  • NURS 588 Advanced Practicum I (3)
  • NURS 585 Advanced Assessment, Neurobiology, and Psychopharmacology Across the Lifespan (3)
  • NURS 588 Advanced Practicum I (3 credits and 150 clinical hours)
  • NURS 554 Evidence Based Practice for APRNs (1)
  • NURS 586 Diagnosis and Management of Adults for the PMHNP (3)
  • NURS 589 Advanced Practicum II (3 credits and 150 clinical hours)
  • NURS 594 Advanced Practice Seminar (1)
  • NURS 597 Applied Examination (1)
  • NURS 587 Diagnosis & Management of Children & Older Adults for the PMHNP (3)
  • NURS 595 Fieldwork (4 credits and 200 clinical hours)

Upon completion of the curriculum you with finish with 48 credits, 650 clinical hours and 50 lab/simulation hours total.

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Our Clinical Experiences

From hospitals to out patience clinics and everything in between. You will have diverse clinical experiences from our highly qualified preceptors – faculty in the community. Your faculty liaison and our staff will support you along the way.

Simulating Real-World Experiences

From assessments to tele-health, our simulation labs allow for clinical experiences in a safe, low risk environment.

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PMHNP Program

Learn more about our program, what to expect in your education and how we prepare for your career.

Your Questions Answered

PMHNP Program Contact

Psychiatric Mental Health Concentration Coordinator, Clinician Educator, Assistant Professor
Jennifer Schneider, PhD, PMHNP-BC
College of Nursing
Building 228
Room 328
1 University of New Mexico

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