MSN: Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Graduate Nursing Core (15 credits)
NU-508Factors Affecting Healthcare3
NU-509Health Informatics3
NU-512Nursing Research for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NU-514Data Management for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NU-518Education and Motivation of Nursing Clients3
APN Concentration (13 credits)
NU-521Pathophysiology and Histology 13
NU-524Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice 13
NU-535Advanced Health Assessment 13
NU-543Diagnosis and Treatment of Psychopathology 13
NU-544Diagnosis and Treatment of Psychopathology Clinical Laboratory 11
Clinical Specialty (20 credits)
NU-669Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing I: Practice with Children and Adolescents 13
NU-670PPsychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Nursing I: Practice with Children and Adolescents Practicum2
NU-670SPsychiatric Mental Health Nursing I: Practice with Children and Adolescents Seminar 11
NU-671Advanced Practice Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing II: Psychopharmacology and Introduction to Therapy 13
NU-672PAdvanced Practice Psychiatric/ Mental Health Nursing Practicum II3
NU-672SAdvanced Practice Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Seminar II 11
NU-673Advanced Practice Psychiatric/ Mental Health Nursing III 13
NU-674PAdvanced Practice Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Practicum III3
NU-674SAdvanced Practice Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Seminar III 11
Total Credits48
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Must be passed with a grade of "B" or better.

Bridge Program for Registered Nurses

Registered nurses with a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing can bridge into the MSN program by taking three upper-division undergraduate nursing courses (9 credits) at Monmouth University prior to taking courses in the MSN track of his or her choice. One of the three courses may be waived, at the program director's discretion if the student has already completed a college-level health assessment or an appropriate continuing education course.

RN to MSN Direct Program

The RN to MSN Direct Program is designed to allow nurses to quickly attain an MSN degree. Registered nurses who presently hold an associate degree or diploma in nursing will be able to earn an MSN degree without earning a baccalaureate degree on upon successful completion of courses totaling 150 credits. Students are accepted into the RN to MSN Direct Program as graduate students. Successful completion of the Undergraduate Nursing Certificate is a prerequisite for taking graduate nursing (NU) courses. See the School of Nursing section of the current graduate catalog for additional acceptance criteria. Depending on the selected MSN track, students are required to complete 30 undergraduate preparatory credits, and 36 to 48 graduate nursing credits, in order to earn a Master of Science in Nursing degree, as stipulated by the State of New Jersey, students must document completion of at least 150 credits.