DNP Students: Curriculum: Program for RNs

BSN to DNP – Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Program Plan: 78 units

I. Graduate Core (9 units)
DNPC 611 Methods of Translational Science (3)
DNPC 648 Health Policy Analysis (3)
HCIN 540 Introduction to Health Care Information Management (3)

II. APN Core (10 units)
APNC 520 Pathophysiology (3)
APNC 521 APRN Physical Assessment and Diagnosis (4)
APNC 523 Pharmacology in Health Management (3)*

III. NP Emphasis (30 units)
NPTC 624 Primary Mental Health III: Psychopharmacology (5)
NPTC 627 Primary Mental Health Care I: Biopsychosocial Foundations of Behavior and Psychopathology (4)
NPTC 651 Primary Mental Health Care II: Psychiatric Assessment and Diagnoses (4)
NPTC 653 Primary Mental Health IVA: Individual Psychotherapy I (7)
NPTC 655 Primary Mental Health IVB: Individual Psychotherapy II (5)
NPTC 657 Primary Mental Health V: Psychotherapy with Group and Family Systems (5)

IV. DNP Core (29 units)
DNPC 610 Philosophy of Reflective Practice (3)
DNPC 622 Pathogenesis of Complex Disease (3)
DNPC 625 Epidemiology: Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice (3)
DNPC 626 Strategic Planning and Quality Initiatives (3)
DNPC 630 DNP Scholarly Practice (11)
DNPC 653 Financial Decision Making for Health Care Settings (3)
DNPC 686 Perspectives in Program Planning and Evaluation (3)

*APNC 523 meets the requirements of the CA BRN for obtaining a furnishing number as a NP in California.

Contact Information

Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science
Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4548