Master of Science in Nursing: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) (45-48 credit hours)
The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program is designed to prepare graduates to provide holistic, mental health care integrating neuroscientific priniciples of behavior, experience and psychopharmacology with psychotherapy, consultation and trauma-related care across the lifespan. The PMHNP will be prepared to practice in diverse settings including nurse-managed clinics, inpatient psychiatric facilities, home health, private psychiatric practices, addiction centers, general ambulatory clinics and schools. Graduates are eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center's PMHNP examination.
The admission process attempts to identify individuals who have a high probability of successfully completing the program. All factors are considered in combination. Specific requirements include:
Course planning with the student’s advisor is required before registration. All students are required to submit a Master’s Degree Program of Courses form to the Office of Graduate Studies at the earliest convenient date (no later than the end of the first year). These forms may be obtained in the Office of Graduate Studies and must be completed with the assistance of the academic advisor. The original will be forwarded to the dean of The Graduate School for approval. Copies of the approved program will be kept in the student’s permanent file in the Office of Graduate Studies, College of Nursing.
Requirements for earning the M.S.N. degree include:
Objectives: Students in the master’s programs of the college acquire a) knowledge and skills required for advanced nursing practice, b) the ability to apply theory and research in practice, and c) leadership skills for advanced nursing practice.
Curriculum (45-48 credit hours)
(or BIOS 700 Introduction to Biostatistics)
(or EDRM 710 Educational Statisitics)
(or NURS 799 (6 cr) Thesis Preparation
*indicates courses with practicum hours
Students must successfully complete all clinical placement requirements, including criminal background checks, drug screening and immunizations. Students must participate in clinical rotations in states approved through State Authorization (see http://www.sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/provost/planning/academicprograms/state-authorization/index.php) for specifics.
Students are required to participate in two on-site clinical check off days during clinical courses.
BOT approved 12-13-16.
CHE approved 4-6-17
SACS appv 8/24/17