James Madison University

Master of Science in Nursing Program


Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Concentration

This program prepares graduates as Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners.  Graduates will receive a Master of Science in Nursing degree from James Madison University School of Nursing and a post-graduate certification as a Psyhiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Shenandoah University School of Nursing.  Students complete their first year of study (22 credits) at James Madison University, and their second year of study at Shenandoah University (29 credits).  The credits taken at JMU may be taken part-time or full-time.  The second year of Psychiatric Mental Health courses is taken in full-time study at Shenandoah University.  Shenandoah University's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). For specific information on this program concentration specialty see Shenandoah University’s School of Nursing website:
https://www.su.edu/nursing/nursing-graduate-programs/psychiatric-mental-health-nurse-practitioner-programs/

First year courses at JMU:

Credits

NSG 520 Advanced Health Assessment

3

NSG 521 Advanced Concepts in Pathophysiology

3

NSG 522 Advanced Clinical Pharmacotherapeutics

3

NSG 611 Research for the Advanced Health Professional

3

NSG 612 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Practice Nursing

3

NSG 634 Role of The Advanced Practice Nurse

1

NSG 690 Epidemiology and Population Assessment

3

NSG 692 Health Care Policy

3

Total Credits at JMU

22

Sample Plan of Study


NOTE: The first year may be taken part-time over 2 years, but the second year at Shenandoah University is only offered full time.

Year One
Fall

NSG 611 Research for the Advanced Health Professional
NSG 520 Health Assessment 
NSG 521 Pathophysiology 
NSG 634 Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse 

Spring

NSG 522 Pharmacology
NSG 692 Health Policy 
NSG 690 Epidemiology 
NSG 612 Theoretical Foundation of Advanced Practice Nursing