Master of Science in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Nurse Practitioner

Admission Requirements

The applicant must meet the School of Graduate Studies’ current minimum general admission requirements as published in the graduate catalog. Admission requirements for the Master of Science degree with a major in Nursing include:

  1. At the time of application, a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited nursing program. (Foreign schools will be evaluated on an individual basis.)
  2. Minimum GPA of at least 3.00 for the last two years of baccalaureate nursing study.
  3. An undergraduate or graduate course in statistics.
  4. Current unencumbered U.S. R.N. licensure (submit copy with application).
  5. One year of experience as a registered nurse preferred - experience with psychiatric mental nursing is desirable.
  6. Interview (via web,phone, or in person) may be required.
  7. Meet current health and immunization requirements of the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines.
  8. Submit to and satisfactorily complete a background check prior to admission.
  9. Applications must be received by track specific date (please see track website for additional information).
  10. Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

Degree Requirements

Students seeking the Master of Science degree with a major in Nursing degree at the University of North Dakota must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the School of Graduate Studies' as well as particular requirements set forth by the College of Nursing.

  1. A minimum of 30 semester credits in a major field.
  2. At least one-half of the credits must be at or above the 500-level.
  3. A maximum of one-fourth of the credit hours required for the degree may be transferred from another institution.
  4. Required Courses:

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Nurse Practitioner

NURS 500Theories/Concepts Nursing3
NURS 502Evidence for Practice3
NURS 505Advanced Pharmacology3
NURS 510Adv Physiology/Pathophysiology I3
NURS 511Adv Physiology/Pathophys II3
NURS 523Health Promotion3
NURS 538Psych Diagnostic Reasoning2
NURS 553Role Development of the NP2
NURS 564Psychopharmacology2
NURS 583Individual Therapy2
NURS 584Group and Family Therapies3
NURS 585Advanced Health Assessment3
NURS 588Management of Psychopathology I2
NURS 589Management of Psychopathology II2
NURS 597Advanced Clinical Practicum12
NURS 605Health Policy2
NURS 997Independent Study2
Total Credits52

Office of the Registrar

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Grand Forks, ND 58202-8382